VATICAN CITY : Pope Francis delivered the Easter message on Sunday. Pope said that Easter is a fette. “Darkness and fear must not prevail and "imprison" the world with pessimism”. Francis entered the silent and darkened basilica with just a single candle guiding him at the start of the vigil. As he reached the altar, the basilica's floodlights flipped on in a symbolic show of light after the darkness of Good Friday, which recalls Jesus' crucification.
In his homily, Francis said the hope that Easter brings is a lesson for the Christian faithful to cast aside the pessimism that can "imprison" people inside of themselves.