U.S. President Barack Obama is wishing Christians in the United States and around the world a happy Easter.
In his weekly Saturday radio and Internet address, Mr. Obama also reached out to Jewish communities, whose celebration of Passover ends next week, and to people of other faiths as well as non-believers.
Mr. Obama used his address to call attention to his administration's top priorities - creating jobs, improving access to health care and improving education in the U.S.
He said he was heartened at statistics showing an increase in new jobs created lasted month.
But his address mostly focused on a call for unity, saying different faith communities share the "spirit of humanity."