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Pope embarks on peace mission to Caucasus

Pope Francis set off Friday for Georgia and Azerbaijan on what Vatican officials billed as a mission to promote peace in a troubled part of the world, three months after he visited neighbouring Armenia. "The holy father will be bringing a message of peace and reconciliation for the whole Caucasus region," his spokesman Greg Burke told reporters. The official theme of the trip is "Pax vobis" (peace for you).
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