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What Pope Francis had to say about terrorism on Easter


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The Pope is beloved by many. (Wikimedia Commons)

This Easter Sunday, Pope Francis addressed nearly 200,000 Catholics in person and millions of patrons across the world from Vatican City during the outdoor Easter mass.

Terrorism was a dominant theme Sunday as well as the message of rebirth central to the story of Easter, which is the day in which Christians believe that Jesus was resurrected from the dead after being persecuted.

Just five days after the ISIS attack in Brussels, the Pope offered his condolences to those being effected but also denounced any who participated in "blind violence."

He even drew support for refugees, which is a very political issue even in Catholic-heavy regions:

“This day invites us not to forget those men and women seeking a better future, an ever more numerous throng of migrants and refugees, including many children, fleeing war, hunger, poverty and social injustice,”

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What Pope Francis had to say about terrorism on Easter

Allison Hollender

Allison is originally from Fresno, California, but made her way to the beautiful Central Coast, where she is a student at UC Santa Cruz, earning a degree in both history and politics, working as a reporter for City on a Hill Press, and guzzling gallons of coffee. She is a lover of television and all things Amy Poehler. Follow her embarrassing attempts at jokes on Twitter @alleyrenee16.

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