Pope at Easter prays for killed Kenyan students, decries persecution

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Pope Francis waves as he delivers a "Urbi et Orbi" message from the balcony overlooking St. Peter's Square at the Vatican April 5, 2015. REUTERS/Max Rossi HIGH RES: http://archives.religionnews.com/multimedia/photos/rns-easter-pope-a

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(Reuters) The pope spoke as churches in Kenya, where al Shabaab gunmen massacred nearly 150 people, singling out Christians for point-blank executions, turned to armed guards to protect their congregations on Easter.