Christ’s resurrection is the strength, the secret, of Christianity. It is not a question of mythology or mere symbolism, but of a concrete event. It is confirmed by sure and convincing proofs. The acceptance of this truth, although the fruit of the Holy Spirit’s grace, rests at the same time on a solid historical base. [ … ] Evangelisation can begin only from a renewed experience of this mystery, accepted in faith and witnessed to in life.
Pope St John Paul II, 1996