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Pope Francis greets the crowd from the central loggia of St Peters’ basilica after the “Urbi et Orbi” blessing for Rome and the world following the Easter Mass on April 5, 2015 in Vatican. Pope Francis condemned, yesterday, indifference and “complicit silence” to jihadist attacks on Christians as he presided over Easter ceremonies in the wake of a massacre of nearly 150 people at a Kenyan university by Shebab Islamists. The leader of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics brought up the extremist persecution of Christians as the holiest ceremonies of the Church calendar reached a climax today, when believers celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. AFP PHOTO / FILIPPO MONTEFORTE