Pope hails Iran accord, urges end to ‘absurd violence’ in Easter message

Pope Francis speaks from the central loggia of St Peters’ basilica during the “Urbi et Orbi” blessing for Rome and the world following the Easter Mass in the Vatican on April 5, 2015

Pope Francis appealed Sunday for an end to “absurd violence” in hotspots around the world and said the international community must not stand by in the face of the “immense humanitarian tragedy” in Syria and Iraq.

In his traditional Easter message, the 78-year-old pontiff said he was praying for those killed in armed conflict, including the students massacred by Somali gunmen at a university in Kenya…

…Speaking from the balcony of St Peter’s Basilica, Francis also said the framework nuclear accord reached Thursday between Iran and six major world powers inspired hope for “a definitive step toward a more secure and fraternal world”…

I don’t think this Pope understands Islam (including Iran) at all. He sounds like a standard leftist. He is drifting the same the mainline Protestants have gone.