An old photo shows the pope’s participation in adoration as a young man between 1954 and 1955, when he was 18-19 years old.
The pope said Christians are never alone in prayer but instead are accompanied by countless saints who have preceded them.
The Easter season, which lasts until Pentecost, is a time for rejoicing and for always seeking out the risen Christ, Pope Francis said.
This feast day focuses on the gift of mercy and love given through Christ’s death, burial and resurrection.
He was declared the patron saint of teachers in 1950.
“Easter invites us with joy to pass from the things of our time to the things of God’s eternity.”
Events during April that Catholics should care about.
First reading: Acts 10:34a, 37-43
Second reading: Col 3:1-4
Gospel: Jn 20:1-9