Pope Francis delivers first Easter Sunday speech
On Sunday, Pope Francis delivered his first Easter Sunday address to a crowd of more than 250,000 in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. From the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica, he echoed a message for peace, calling specific attention to the conflict in the Middle East and North Korea.
The pontiff, the first from Latin America, delivered the speech in Italian, emphasizing that Italian is the language of the Holy See. The full text of the speech has been translated by the Vatican and released to the AP, below: