In his Easter mass today, Pope Benedict XVI's words on Latin America made headlines across the continent, or at least in Peru.
He expressed solidarity for earthquake victims in Haiti and Chile. To those Latin American and Caribbean countries that face increased danger from drug trafficking-related crime, the Pope hoped Jesus would bring renewed peace and respect for the common good. While he didn't specifically say Mexico, his Americas audience knew what he was talking about.
But Pope Benedict didn't address the recent scandals, as was the headline on most U.S. news websites this morning.