Vatican City, Apr 3, 2020 / 12:30 pm
Pope Francis on Friday sent a video message to Catholics around the world, urging them amid the global coronavirus pandemic to hope, solidarity with those who suffer, and to prayer.
"In the risen Jesus, life conquered death," Pope Francis said in an April 3 video, speaking about the upcoming Holy Week which will begin on Sunday, and culminate with Easter.
"We will celebrate Holy Week in a truly unusual way, which manifests and sums up the message of the Gospel, that of God's boundless love," the pope said.
"And in the silence of our cities, the Easter Gospel will resound," Pope Francis said. "This paschal faith nourishes our hope."