Vatican City, Apr 2, 2018 / 04:25 am
On Easter Monday, Pope Francis encouraged Christians to celebrate Easter with their community of family and friends, taking time to renew the brotherhood and sisterhood that is a fruit of the Lord's resurrection.
"Today is a day of celebration and conviviality usually lived with the family, it is a day of the family. After celebrating Easter, we feel the need to reunite with our loved ones and with friends to party," the Pope said April 2.
This is because fraternity is the fruit of Christ's death and resurrection, he explained, when Jesus "defeated the sin that separated man from God, man from himself, man from his brothers."
"It is so important in our time to rediscover fraternity, just as it was lived in the early Christian communities," he continued.