Publicado el 09-14-2012
The Pope in Lebanon
In a very delicate visit to Lebanon, His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, is carrying out a three-day mission prepared with anticipation in this country that is situated in a very conflictive region.
The Pope’s trip is to deliver to the prelates in the region the document officially closing the Synod of Middle East Bishops that was held in October 2010 at the Vatican, with the attendance of one hundred and eighty-five bishops.
It seems that the Pope, with the cooperation and respect of many nations of the world, including those in this disturbed region, will be able to finish his trip in a relative but, in a way, effective peace.
On this occasion, His Holiness again invoked the noble topic of peace, especially in the countries of the Middle East, asking the Christians who live in that mostly Muslim region “not to forsake the land where Jesus was born, lived, died, and resurrected” and that they be “builders of peace and agents of reconciliation”.
May God protect His Holiness, Benedict XVI.