Lebanon: high expectations for papal visit
Catholic World News - August 23, 2012
Security concerns in Lebanon have not dampened enthusiasm for the scheduled September visit by Pope Benedict XVI, the chief organizer of the trip reports.
Archbishop Camille Zaidan of Anteliea, who chairs the organizing committee for the Pope’s visit September 14-16, told reporters in Rome that preparations are advancing “by leaps and bounds”—directly contradicting reports that the Vatican is considering a postponement of the papal trip. He disclosed that the “popemobile’ has already arrived in Beirut to await the Pontiff’s visit.
In Lebanon, a media campaign informing the public about the Pope’s trip was launched on August 23, the archbishop said. Detailed guides will be made available next week.
Noting that the Pope’s trip will be an official visit, Archbishop Zaidan said that the Pontiff will be welcomed by two separate committees: one representing the nation’s Catholic bishops, the other representing the government and including members of other religious communities.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!