Sunday, September 16, 2012

Pope In Lebanon Urges Freedom

Pope Benedict XVI has urged Middle Eastern Christians and Muslims to forge a harmonious, pluralistic society in which the dignity of each person is respected and the right to worship in peace is guaranteed.

Speaking to political and religious leaders on the second day of a three-day trip to Lebanon, he stressed that people must repudiate vengeance, acknowledge their own faults and offer forgiveness to each other.

The Pope says religious freedom is a fundamental right but a commitment to peace is possible only in a unified society.

Thousands of people, mostly Christians and including many children, lined the road leading to the palace, hoping to catch a glimpse of the Pope as he headed to the presidential palace.


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