» 09/16/2012, 00.00
LEBANON - VATICAN
Pope: May the Virgin Mary inspire and accompany Lebanon's Christians and Muslims
In saying goodbye at the end of his visit, Benedict XVI thanked civil and religious authorities, with special thoughts for the Muslim community. The pope reiterated the importance of Muslim-Christian coexistence for the world.
Benedict XVI's trip to Lebanon, the highlight of 2012
The year that just ended is full of lights and shadows. Connected to the war in Syria, the darkest one is the attack against Wissam el-Hassan. The pope's message of hope was a moment of "happiness and grace". Lebanon's glory is tied to the "cross" and its suffering. Christians and Muslims must make a joint effort.
21/12/2010 VATICAN - MIDDLE EAST
Benedict XVI Reflects on the Middle East Synod
In his address to the Roman Curia, the Pontiff underlined communion with the Orthodox, the richness of Eastern traditions and the urgent need to reject violence in the context of tension in the Middle East. A comment from the scholar of Islam Fr. Samir (Part One).
10/12/2009 VATICAN - MIDDLE EAST
Fr. Samir: Disappearance of Churches of the Middle East, a tragedy for Christians and Muslims
The Synod of the Churches in the Middle East called by the pope for October 2010, will seek to highlight their difficult external situation and many internal problems. The biggest plague is emigration, which erases the mission of Christians. If Christians disappear from the Middle East, it will also create problems for Islam.
22/12/2010 VATICAN - MIDDLE EAST
Benedict XVI and the Synod: dialogue and forgiveness in the face of violence
The Pope spoke for the first time about «Christianophobia» and reiterated the fact that violence runs counter to God and counter to Reason. Islamic terrorism is ideological blindness. Gratitude for expressions of solidarity from the Muslim world. The path of the Church and the Synod is a path of dialogue and forgiveness: there can be no peace without justice and no justice without forgiveness. A comment from the scholar of Islam Fr. Samir (Part Two).
19/01/2010 VATICAN-MIDDLE EAST
Churches of the Middle East: witnesses of Jesus in a world with more shadows than lights
The working document of the Synod for the Middle East outlines the situation of Christians in the region and their future prospects. Life in Muslim countries as non-citizens, and while political Islam is growing. The need for ecumenical dialogue. The difficulties of Christians living in Arab countries and relations with the Jewish world.
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