In his annual Urbi et Orbi address on Easter Sunday, Pope Francis reminded us that we as Christians know that Christ’s resurrection is the true hope of the world, the hope that does not disappoint.   It is a powerful sacrifice that continues to bear fruit today, he assured us -- "fruits of hope and dignity where there are deprivation and exclusion, hunger and unemployment, where there are migrants and refugees (so often rejected by today’s culture of waste), and victims of the drug trade, human trafficking and contemporary forms of slavery."    During this Easter season, let us all strive to bear witness to the Resurrection by building hope and dignity, even in our little corners of the world.   Alleluia!

(Quid Novum-News from the Archdiocese of Edmonton, April 3rd, 2018)