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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.

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