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Visit to Lebanon will promote Middle East peace, Pope tells audience

Catholic World News - September 10, 2012

Pope Benedict XVI looked forward to his coming trip to Lebanon during his Angelus audience on September 9, and stressed that his voyage “comes about under the sign of peace and with reference to Christ's words: 'My peace I give to you.”

“Although it seems difficult to find solutions to the various problems affecting the region, we must not resign ourselves to the violence and kindling of tensions,” the Pope said. He told his audience that he is constantly aware of the tragic violence in the Middle East, a region that “for too long as been rent by incessant conflict,” where many people “are daily immersed in suffering of all kinds which sadly and sometimes fatally affects their individual and family lives.”

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