He also called for vaccines to be shared with the world’s poorest countries.
“While the epidemic is still spreading, the social and economic crisis remains severe, particularly for the poor. Yet – and this is condemnable – armed conflict is not over and the military arsenal is being strengthened,” The Pope said.
“Efforts to resolve conflicts through fraternity and constructive dialogue with peace and a sense of true solidarity can be continued peacefully, for human rights and the sanctity of life,” he said.
The spiritual leader of the world’s 1.3 billion Roman Catholics spoke as many references to the epidemic as they did but eventually focused on the message of hope.
“The risen Christ has hope for all those suffering from the pestilence, both the sick and those who have lost a loved one,” he said.
Francis also called vaccines an “essential tool” in the fight against Kovid-19. In recent weeks there has been growing concern about vaccine nationalism worldwide.
“I am committed to the entire international community with a sense of global responsibility, overcoming delays in the delivery of vaccines and facilitating their delivery, especially in the poorest countries,” Francis said on Sunday.
Ban in Vatican
About 200 people attended the St. Peter’s Basilica’s secondary altar in all the papal services of this year.
Easter Sunday is the most important day in the Christian liturgical calendar, and Christians believe that Jesus dies on the day of crucifying Jesus on Good Friday.
Typically, the faithful fill up to 10,000 members of Peter St. Square. This year, Francis blessed the Basilica altar to prevent worshipers from going to the piazza.
During an Easter Saturday, Francis said he hoped the dark times of the epidemic would end and that people could rediscover the “grace of everyday life”.
And on Good Friday they hugged and congratulated the children attending the special stations of the Cross ceremony at the Vatican.
The Pope’s visit has become much more restrictive due to the epidemic, but he traveled to Iraq last month, the first time in the country.
The Saturday service began two hours earlier than usual, so that participants could return home before the curfew at 10 o’clock in Rome.