"He Is Not Here!" – On Easter Night, "The Stone of the Tomb Cried Out"
HOMILY OF POPE FRANCISTHE EASTER VIGIL IN THE HOLY NIGHTST PETER’S BASILICA31 MARCH 2018We began this celebration outside, plunged into the darkness of the night and the cold. We felt an oppressive silence at the death of the Lord, a silence with which each of us can identify, a silence that penetrates to the depths of the heart of every disciple, who stands wordless before the cross.These are the hours when the disciple stands speechless in pain at the death of Jesus. What words can be spoken at such a moment? The disciple keeps silent in the awareness of his