Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Next papal trip announced

Pope to visit Lebanon, meet Christians, Muslims in September
Here is a Catholic News Service story about the Pope's next trip abroad.

Pope Benedict XVI will present a papal document addressing the Church's concerns in the Middle East, meet with representatives of local Christian and Muslim communities, and address political and cultural leaders on a three-day visit to Lebanon Sept. 14-16.

Pope Benedict's primary task on the trip will be to present a document, called an apostolic exhortation, based on the deliberations of a special synod of bishops held at the Vatican in 2009. That two-week meeting, which was attended by 185 bishops, most of them from the 22 Eastern Catholic Churches in communion with the Holy See, focused on the precarious circumstances of 5.7 million Catholics in 16 Middle Eastern countries.

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

1 comment:

  1. I hope his visit will be a comfort to Christians in the middle east. It is a worrisome situation there for Christians now. Will pay attention to his words on this trip. Pax et Bonum, Gloria Enoch, OFS


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