Benedict XVI: Resolve Conflicts in the Arab World

(h2Onews) The Pope has received in audience the President of the Republic of Lebanon, Michel Sleiman. The cordial talks served to highlight how the presence of various Christian and Muslim communities there offer a message of freedom and respectful coexistence, not only for the region but for the whole world. In this context, the Vatican said it is increasingly necessary to promote collaboration and dialogue between religious confessions.

The talks then dwelt on the situation in the Middle East, with particular reference to recent events in certain Arab States. The parties expressed their shared conviction that it is vital to resolve the ongoing conflicts in the region.
Finally, particular attention was given to the delicate situation of Christians in the entire region, and to the contribution they can make for the good of society as a whole.

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