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President Obama Offers Easter Message, Says 'God Is Always With Us'

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President Barack Obama, standing under a portrait of George Washington, smile as he speaks during an Easter Prayer Breakfast in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Friday, April 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh) | ASSOCIATED PRESS
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President Obama offered his Easter message in a White House statement:

This weekend, Michelle and I join our fellow Christians in marking Good Friday and celebrating Easter. We will reflect on the sacrifice that Jesus Christ made for us and rejoice in the triumph of the Resurrection. This season reminds us that God is always with us, in suffering and in celebration. We give thanks for the many blessings in our lives and renew our commitments to follow Christ’s example by loving God and loving our neighbors as ourselves. We wish all who celebrate a blessed Easter.

The White House hosted its annual Easter Prayer Breakfast on Monday where President Obama discussed the previous day's tragic shootings in Kansas.

"Nobody should have to worry about their security when gathering with their fellow believers," the president said. "No one should ever have to fear for their safety when they go to pray."

On Monday, April 21 the Obamas will host the 2014 White House Easter Egg Roll with the theme “Hop into Healthy, Swing into Shape.” The event will be streamed live and more than 30,000 people will be in attendance.

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