Pope Francis, in his Easter Day address on Sunday, called for an end to the “carnage in Syria” and prayed for peace in other troubled regions of the world.

The Roman Catholic leader prayed for peace on the Israel-Gaza border after reports said several Palestinians were killed in clashes with Israeli forces, BBC reported. He also mentioned the conflict in South Sudan and the Democratic Republic of Congo, and called for dialogue on the Korean peninsula.

The pontiff’s prayer for Syria followed the Syrian government’s claim to have regained control over most of violence-hit eastern Ghouta. “Today we implore fruits of peace upon the entire world, beginning with the beloved and long suffering land of Syria whose people are worn down by an apparently endless war,” the pope said during his address from St Peter’s Square. “This Easter, may the light of the risen Christ illumine the consciences of all political and military leaders, so that a swift end may be brought to the carnage in course.”