On an Easter guard in St. Peter's Basilica called on Pope Francis Saturday people to resist cynicism or pursue "glitter of wealth" and avoid seeking the meaning of life in "things passing by."
"Do not bury hope!" Francis exclaimed, after noting that when things go bad, "we lose heart and come to believe that death is stronger than life."
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for Christians is Easter one day of joy and hope as they mark their belief that Jesus triumphed over death by resurrection after the crucifixion  "His seducer; it promises things easily and quickly, prosperity and success, but leaves only loneliness and death," said the Pope. "Sin seeks life among the dead, for the meaning of life in things that pass by."
Encouraging the believers, Francis said: "Why not prefer Jesus, the true light to the brilliance of wealth, career, pride and pleasure?"
At the beginning of the ceremony on the Easter Eve, Francis, dressed in white clothes, slowly a lit candle up the aisle of a darker st. Peter's Basilica. On chant in Latin for "The Light of Christ, the Light of the Basilica was suddenly turned on in a dramatic tradition.
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Among those in the Basilica was eight adults who were baptized by the pope during the mass The Vatican said these new faithful are from Italy, Albania, Ecuador, Indonesia and Peru From a bowl-shaped silver bowl, Francis poured holy water over the bowed heads of the three men and five women after they went up to him one by one and listened to him and called their first names.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.