Pope Francis has summarised in his message for Easter the conflicts and the problems of today’s World. He asked Christians to pray for those situations but also to act: never “succumb to the pride which fuels violence and war but to have the humble courage of pardon and peace”. He also asked to them “to live in service to one another, not to be arrogant, but rather respectful and ready to help.”

A pregnant woman has been sentenced to death by hanging in Sudan for “apostasy” because she refused to recant her Christian religion.

Conflict and violence uprooted a record 33.3 million people within their countries last year, according to a new United Nations-backed report released today, which adds that 63 per cent of them are in five countries – Syria, Colombia, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and Sudan, the UN news services informs.