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September 13, 2012September 13, 2012  0 comments  Pope Benedict XVI

Benedict XVI is the 265th Pope, who was elected in the papal conclave on 19th of April 2005. As Pope, he serves roles of the Sovereign of the Catholic Church and the Vatican City State. He is also considered as the successor of Saint Peter the Apostle.

 

Pope Benedict in Lebanon 2012

 

Pope’s apostolic journey to Lebanon, promoting peace and dialogue in the entire Middle East, is scheduled from 14 – 16 September 2012.

 

Official Poster promoting the Papal Visit to Lebanon 2012

(Official Poster promoting the Papal Visit to Lebanon 2012)

 

During his visit, Pope Benedict is planning to see many important people including Mr. President Michel Sulaiman and Prime Minister Najib Mikati of the Lebanese Republic. The Pope wishes will also see leaders of the Muslim communities along with many members of the government, institutions of the Republic, the diplomatic corps, religious leaders and representatives of the cultural world.

 

Benedict XVI is also planning to hold an evening event with Lebanese youth in Bkerke.  To see the exact plan of the papal apostolic journey to Lebanon 2012 check here.

 

To Promote Peace in the Middle East

 

Benedict XVI promotes common dialogue not only between the followers of different Christian denominations, but between Christians and followers of other religions. The idea of this visit is to bring all the people of the region together, no irregardless of their faith.

 

Bilboard on the streets of Lebanon promoting the Papal Visit to Lebanon 2012 

(Bilboard on the streets of Lebanon promoting the Papal Visit to Lebanon 2012)

 

The Pope articulated the following vision behind his trip, “My apostolic visit to Lebanon, and by extension to the Middle East as a whole, is placed under the sign of peace […]”

 

The entire article can be read here.

 

Bilboard on the streets of Lebanon promoting the Papal Visit to Lebanon 2012

(Bilboard on the streets of Lebanon promoting the Papal Visit to Lebanon 2012)

 

Watch the Papal Visit to Lebanon Live

 

Télé Lumière, the first Christian television in Lebanon and the Middle East, and its sister Noursat TV, the satelite channel broadcasting in Europe, the Middle East, North Africa, North and Suth America, Canada and Australia, will broadcast a live transmission of the great Papal Journey to Lebanon 2012. The broadcast can be viewed online: http://noursat.tv/en/

 

Retrospections from the Papal journey to the Holy Land 2009

 

Pope Benedict XVI in the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher - by EWTN

(Pope Benedict XVI in the Basilica of the Holy Sepulcher - by EWTN)

 

Pope Benedict XVI came with his message of hope, unity and peace to the Holy Land on 8-15 May 2009. That week-long journey, full of significant events, included four open-air masses: one in Amman, another in the Valley of Josaphat under the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, one at Mount Precipice outside Nazareth and the one on the Manger Square in Bethlehem. For the full coverage from thisevent check the website of EWTN – The Global Catholic Network.

 

Travelujah's bonus: Link to a video presenting visit of Pope John Paul II to the Holy Land in the millenium year 2000.

 

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Beata Andonia works for the Bethlehem tourist bureau and blogs regularly about Bethlehem for Travelujah-Holy Land Tours. She is oryginally from Poland and moved to Bethlehem in 2010.

 


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