Pope Francis Calls For End to Conflict in Syria, Arms Trade in Easter Sermon

Pope Francis delivered the traditional Easter Sunday Mass sermon in Rome on Sunday with a call for an end to the “horror and death” in Syria and prayed for Jesus to help world leaders end the arms trade.

“In the complex and often dramatic situations of today’s world, may the Risen Lord guide the steps of all those who work for justice and peace,” he told a crowd of around 60,000 people gathered in a flower-filled St. Peter’s Square.

“May he grant the leaders of nations the...

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