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Christians urged to emulate Christ as they celebrate Easter




Kenyans have been urged to practice Christian values such as integrity to alleviate the ills facing the nation.

Archbishop of the Catholic archdiocese of Nairobi John Cardinal Njue says Christians should emulate Christ in speech and deeds.

Kenyans and other Christians around the world celebrated Easter Sunday in different ways.

At the Holy Family Minor Basilica in Nairobi it was song and dance as the congregation commemorated the resurrection of Jesus Christ the pillar of the Christian faith.

Archbishop John Cardinal Njue urged Christians to practice what they preach and instill positive values to weed out the ills burdening the country.

He further called on Kenyans to practice lessons learnt from the Easter season.

In Murang’a County faithful at St. Mary’s Sacred Heart of Jesus Cathedral ushered in Easter Sunday in a special way.

They celebrated Holy Mass by switching off lights and lighting candles and only turned on the electricity at midnight to celebrate the risen Christ.

Catholic Diocese of Murang’a Bishop Maria Wainaina calling on Christians who have veered off the faith to get back on track.

At the Vatican, Pope Francis celebrated Easter Mass in St. Peter’s Square.

Keeping with past custom, he skipped his homily during Mass and instead led pilgrims in a moment of silent prayer and reflection on the day’s scripture readings.

The Pontiff offered prayers for the hundreds of people killed and injured in a series of bombings in Sri Lanka on Sunday morning, calling the attacks an act of cruel violence.

Afterwards in his traditional Urbi et Orbi address, a blessing which goes out to the city of Rome and to the world and which is given on Christmas and Easter, Francis said Jesus is alive and close to those in need.