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Pope cheers Iran nuclear deal as step to ‘more secure’ world

In his annual “Urbi and Orbi” message to the world’s Catholics, Francis applauded Thursday’s agreement

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Pope Francis expressed hope in his Easter address Sunday that a framework accord limiting Iran’s nuclear drive may create a “more secure and fraternal world”.

In his annual “Urbi and Orbi” message to the world’s Catholics, Francis applauded Thursday’s agreement between world powers and Iran, and prayed “that it may be a definitive step toward a more secure and fraternal world.”