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LEBANON - VATICAN
Pope: yes to Arab spring, no fundamentalism and weapons
On his way to Beirut, Benedict XVI answers journalists' questions, saying that he is "happy" and "sure" about the trip, and that he never thought of cancelling it. Christians, but also Muslims, are suffering and leaving Syria.
10/09/2012 LEBANON - VATICAN
For Caritas Lebanon president, the papal visit is a sign of hope for 100,000 Syrian refugees
Pontiff will visit the country between 14 and 16 September. Lebanese Christians will be witnesses of peace among Muslims divided by hatred between Alawis and Sunnis.
14/09/2012 SYRIA - LEBANON - VATICAN
Nuncio in Damascus: Benedict XVI a beacon for the Middle East
Archbishop Mario Zenari hopes that the Pope's visit to Lebanon will encourage the international community, Syrian army and rebels to pursue the path of dialogue. The prayer of the Syrian Christians. But no Syrian bishop will be in Beirut. Situation in Aleppo and in the suburbs of Damascus increasingly dramatic.
13/09/2012 LEBANON - VATICAN
Patriarch Rai: pope calling for peace in Syria, anti-Islam movie offends everyone
For the head of the Maronite Church, Benedict XVI comes as a witness of peace in the Middle East, demanding governments, interested parties and mercenaries to stop buying and using weapons. Together, Christians and Muslims can build for a real Arab Spring. The movie that denigrates Muhammad is an insult to all religions. It is unclear who the director and producer are.
15/11/2006 TURKEY VATICAN
Turkish nationalist paper accuses Bartholomew and Benedict XVI
The patriarch is accused of monopolising the event's TV coverage and the Istanbul press room even though the Patriarchate's involvement in this aspect of the visit's organisation is due to a lack of interest by Turkish authorities.
02/04/2005 LEBANON - VATICAN
People put aside their problems, pray for pope
John Paul II is a messenger of peace among the nations, says Shiite Nabih Berri,
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