April 8, 2012
Pope Benedict XVI is delivering his traditional Easter message of peace in front of tens of thousands of pilgrims in St Peter’s Square in Rome.
He urged Syria’s government to end the bloody year-long conflict, and spoke of the trouble in Nigeria and Mali.
At a mass on Saturday, he warned that mankind is “groping in the darkness, unable to distinguish good from evil”.
“May the risen Christ grant hope to the Middle East and enable all the ethnic, cultural and religious groups in that region to work together to advance the common good and respect for human rights,” said Pope Benedict during his traditional “Urbi et Orbi” (To the City and the World) Easter message.