Do not be afraid; seek truth, beauty, love, pope says during Easter vigil

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April 4, 2015

Pope Francis carries candle as he arrives to celebrate Easter Vigil in St. Peter's Basilica at Vatican

Pope Francis carries a candle in procession as he arrives to celebrate the Easter Vigil in St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican April 4. (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

VATICAN CITY — Here is Pope Francis’ homily from tonight’s Easter vigil in St. Peter’s Basilica as translated by the Vatican:

Tonight is a night of vigil. The Lord is not sleeping; the Watchman is watching over his people (cf. Ps 121:4), to bring them out of slavery and to open before them the way to freedom.

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