Awakening Service 17/4: PSV-Ajax Cup Final • Easter Pope Blessing from Pope

Are you going Here you will find an overview of the activities. See the train schedule here.

What to expect today?

  • It’s Easter. Around noon, Pope Francis gives the traditional blessing of Urbi et Orbi in St. Peter’s Square in the Vatican.
  • In the eastern part of the country, traditional Easter lights are lit again today.
  • And it’s going to be a full-fledged sports day, a PSV cup final against Ajax and a classic Paris-Roubaix bike.

what did you miss

Russia’s defense ministry has warned Ukrainian troops in Mariupol to surrender within hours. If the remaining soldiers capitulate at 6 am Moscow time (5 am Dutch time) to 1 pm Moscow time, their lives will be saved, the Russian news agency TASS reported.

According to the Russians, troops have been trapped in the Azovstal steel plant in Mariupol. The situation there is “catastrophic”, according to a senior Russian army official. According to Russia, we are not only talking about Ukrainians, but also foreigners who are fighting on the Ukrainian side. Russia’s reporting is not independently verifiable. Kiev has not yet responded.

Other news from the evening:

And then this:

Thousands protest in Germany this Easter weekend against peace and German arms supplies to Ukraine. The so-called Ostermärsche was a tradition during the Cold War for decades. Wouter Zwart went to see Chemnitz:

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