Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Achieving peace 'quite demanding'

Pope encourages culture of peace in Lebanon
In this Catholic News Agency story, on the second day of his trip to Lebanon, Sept. 15, Pope Benedict XVI called for the strengthening of a "culture of peace" that is built upon respect for life, the family, and religious liberty, and said achieving peace is "quite demanding."

Speaking at the presidential palace in the city of Baabda, he praised Lebanon as a Middle Eastern country where Christianity and Islam "have lived side by side for centuries."

Pope Benedict had begun the second day of his apostolic visit with a private Mass at the Apostolic Nunciature of Harissa before being taken by car to the Presidential Palace. There he was greeted by the President of Lebanon, General Michel Sleiman. The two then had a private meeting.

For full story see The B.C. Catholic website.

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