Archbishop Costelloe urges Catholics to feel hope and joy

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The Catholic Archbishop of Perth, Timothy Costelloe, urged Catholics to feel hope and joy from the resurrection of Christ as he celebrated his first Easter Sunday Mass, at St Mary's Cathedral, since becoming leader of the Church in WA, reports The West Australian.

The archbishop welcomed the congregation, which spilt out into the grounds, to the solemn sung Mass on what he called an "absolutely glorious Perth Easter morning".

He said the resurrection was a joyful and exciting celebration that formed the crux of Catholic belief.

"Although each one of us has our challenges and our sorrows in life and we sometimes despair in a sense of helplessness, there's something in us that's determined to believe that love really is stronger than hate and life is stronger than death," Archbishop Costelloe said.

At the Anglican service, Archbishop Herft said the number of young families in attendance, representing the next generation of churchgoers, was promising.

"It is not only about chocolate eggs and bunnies - people really have a sense of what it is to live with a faith," he said.

"Our cathedral is far too small these days."

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