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Provincial Office, St Pauls
RTE\'s television news programme Nationwide was devoted entirely to the work of the SVP last Wednesday April 17
Addressing thousands of pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square, Pope Francis called on faithful to proclaim Christ’s Resurrection with “boldness and courage.” The crowds gathered for the Sunday recitation of the Regina Caeli, which takes the place of the Angelus during the Easter season. Reflecting on the Sunday reading from the Acts of the Apostles, the Holy Father commented on the response by Peter and the Apostles when they were ordered to stop teaching in Christ’s name, despite facing flagellation and imprisonment. “I ask myself: Where did the first disciples find the power for this witness of theirs? And, moreover: Where did their joy and courage to preach despite the obstacles and violence come from?” the Holy Father said.