Pope Paul told that world's 600 million Roman Catholics on Easter Sunday (30 March) that mankind's hope of renewal lay in the Resurrection of Christ.
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Transcript (Seq 6): Pope: "It does not matter, Brethren, if the experience of the frailty of human powers daily disappoints our fragile hopes for a stable ordering of human society.
"Nor does it matter if from the very progress generated by modern development and from the sovereign exploitation of the useful secrets of nature, there seems to derive for man not unsatisfied aspirations.
"It does not matter....for a new, original and inexhaustible source of life has been infused into the world by the risen Christ."
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Background: Pope Paul told that world's 600 million Roman Catholics on Easter Sunday (30 March) that mankind's hope of renewal lay in the Resurrection of Christ.
In his traditional Easter message at the high point in Roman Catholic year, the Pope -- speaking before tens of thousands of pilgrims in St. Peter's Square -- asserted that the Cross stood for freedom and strength.
His Holiness, who has recently voiced deep concern over Vietnam and the Middle East, said:
Speaking from the main balcony of the Basilica overlooking St. Peter's Square, the Pope looked fit in spite of his 77 years and a taxing programme of Holy Week celebrations.