Lebanese Muslim leaders welcome Pope's visit
Catholic World News - September 11, 2012
Muslim leaders of both the Sunni and Shi’ite sects in Lebanon say that they will welcome Pope Benedict XVI when he arrives in that country on September 14.
Lebanon’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Rashid Qabbani said that the papal visit would provide an opportunity to ease the concerns of Christians, both in Lebanon and elsewhere in the Middle East. “The regimes in the Arab world are changing, and we all want to have security and equality and justice,” he told the Daily Star. Shi’ite leader Sayyed Mohammad Hasan al-Amin added that the Pope’s visit should be a “blessed event” for all Lebanese—not only for Christians.
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