By: Mark Leon Goldberg on April 18, 2008 The Pope Makes his way to the United Nations today to address the General Assembly. The AP has a preview of what to expect in his remarks. When Benedict addresses diplomats from around the world, he’ll likely touch on several broad themes, said Jo Renee Formicola, a Seton Hall University political science professor who has studied the papacy and international affairs. Among them: a call for bedrock ethical and moral principles as a guiding force even in pluralistic societies, a human rights agenda that encompasses religious freedom and the sacredness of human life, and the responsibility of first-world nations to aid developing ones. [snip] The forum also gives Benedict license to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and Iraq, subjects he avoided at the White House as he stood next to the architect of the five-year-old war. Read more.