From the pain of the Cross, a space of a few days brings us to the exultation of the Resurrection. Christ has risen!

“Easter morning brings us news that is ancient yet ever new: Christ is risen! The echo of this event, which issued forth from Jerusalem twenty centuries ago, continues to resound in the Church, deep in whose heart lives the vibrant faith of Mary, Mother of Jesus, the faith of Mary Magdalene and the other women who first discovered the empty tomb, and the faith of Peter and the other Apostles.”

Pope Benedict XVI, Urbi et Orbi message for Easter 2011