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Pope Urges End to Carnage in Syria, Calls for Reconciliation in Middle East

In his Easter message, Pope Francis called for peace in a world marked by war and conflict.  Addressing tens of thousands of pilgrims gathered in Saint Peter’s Square from the central balcony of the basilica, the pope called for an end to "carnage" in the long-suffering land of Syria and "reconciliation" in the Middle East.   Francis’ appeal for peace came in his Urbi et Orbi message after having celebrated Easter mass in Saint Peter’s Basilica.  He said...

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