The faith overcomes persecution

Pope Francis asked the faithful on Sunday to pray for their brothers and sisters in Christ who are suffering persecution. The Pope made his appeal before more than 80 thousand people in St Peter’s Square, gathered to pray the Regina Caeli with him on the third Sunday of Easter. In his remarks ahead of the traditional Eastertide prayer, Pope Francis commented on the passage from the Acts of the Apostles read at Mass, which speaks of the first preaching of the Apostles. The Pope reiterated that the faith of the Apostles was based on such a deep and personal experience of the crucified and risen Christ, that they were not afraid of anything or anyone, not even persecution — and that their testimony is a …

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