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Pope Urges Immediate Cease-fire in Syria

Pope Francis on Wednesday called for an immediate cease-fire in Syria. Speaking at his weekly general audience at the Vatican, the pope said a halt in fighting should be put in place long enough for civilians, particularly children, to escape areas subject to bombings. Previous international efforts to establish a cease-fire have quickly eroded throughout the country's conflict that has stretched on for more than five years.  The latest example came last month in a short-lived...

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