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The scales of justice cannot solve everything, especially when it comes to stopping a cycle of evil vengeance, Pope Francis said.
Vatican City — Participants said the meeting, co-hosted by Pax Christi and the Vatican's human development office, provided ample material for Pope Francis to consider for an encyclical.
On Easter Monday, Pope Francis led thousands of people in St. Peter's Square in praying for the hundreds of people who died or were injured in bomb blasts the previous day in Sri Lanka.
As individuals and as a church, it can be tempting to dwell on mistakes, failures and sins that block the fullness of life, but Easter is the proclamation that the Lord is victorious and his love will triumph, Pope Francis said.