Pope Benedict XVI has used his Easter address at Vatican City's St Peter's Square to discuss and condemn conflicts in Iraq and elsewhere in the world. The Pope said that "Nothing positive comes from Iraq, torn by continual slaughter as the population flees."
He praised the leaderships of Israel and the Palestinians for continuing talks aimed at reaching a peace agreement.
He also discussed the crises in Sudan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Zimbabwe (BBC).
I'm glad the Pope isn't silent about the various troubled regions of the globe, but I wish the Catholic Church did more to mediate peace and to "speak truth to power".