“Today Christians celebrate the central mystery of their faith: the resurrection of the Messiah and with it, the triumph of life over death.

“The Gospel of Matthew records that ‘The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.”’

“As Christians gather to celebrate the risen Lord and his victory over the grave, I wish all who are celebrating a blessed and joyful Easter.”