People gathered around the Christian world to celebrate Easter Sunday, with Pope Benedict XVI using his Easter address to call for peace in North Africa and the Middle East.
The Pontiff said politics across the regions should be based on respect for all and urged Libya to allow civilians access to humanitarian aid. Celebrating Easter Mass in St Peter's Square in Vatican City – which was packed with tens of thousands of pilgrims – he prayed for the realisation of a society where "every political choice is inspired by respect for the human person".
The Pope also prayed for people in the Middle East "so that the light of peace and of human dignity may overcome the darkness of division, hate and violence". His "Urbi et Orbi" message called for the Ivory Coast to "tread the path of reconciliation and pardon" and he prayed that Japan found consolation as it sought to recover from last month's earthquake and tsunami.
EU migrant crisis: Four arrested in Hungary after decomposing bodies of 71 migrants found in lorry in Austria
27 suspected illegal migrants arrested in Surrey after being found in lorry at M25 service station
Indian sisters told they will be repeatedly gang-raped as punishment for their brother's crime launch appeal at Supreme Court
The story of how one man died soon after the DWP’s benefit tests found him 'fit to work'
Costa coffee shop 'throws personal trainer out' for wearing a sports bra
Woman quits dating website OkCupid after 'creepy' 500-word message from stranger
By Louise Wells
£22000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This industry leading company produces h...
£20000 - £40000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This IT provider for the educat...
£20000 - £25000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This leader in the e-cigarette ...
£30000 - £35000 per annum: Recruitment Genius: This leader in the e-cigarette ...