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Confirmed: Pope will visit Lebanon in September

April 09, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI will visit Lebanon in September, the Vatican has announced.

Confirming reports that had circulated earlier this year, the Lebanese bishops’ conference and the country’s president made simultaneous announcements that the Pope would be in Lebanon from September 14 to 16.

In February the Latin-rite Catholic Patriarch of Jerusalem, Archbishop Fouad Twal, had disclosed that the Pope would travel to the Middle East in September to release his apostolic exhortation concluding the work of the Synod of Bishops for the Middle East, which met in Rome in October 2010. At the time there was widespread expectation that the Pope would make Lebanon his destination in the region.


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