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Old 18th March 2012, 12:01 AM
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Pope confirms September 2012 visit to Lebanon
http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/ne...it-to-lebanon/

I don't believe this trip is going to happen. There isn't one chance in twenty that Pope Benedict XVI will visit Lebanon in 2012.

It is also ill-advised and dangerous for the Pope to visit Lebanon. Radical Islamists consider themselves to be in charge of all religion; they consider themselves to be judges over Christianity, Catholicism, and Judaism. They would have no qualms about killing the Pope. And Lebanon is not a difficult location for them to reach.
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Old 22nd March 2012, 11:23 PM
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It sounds very ill-advised to me also
I would much prefer he did not go
but have you any idea about the thinking behind this trip

would the Pope himself have much input re. selecting a country
are his visits chosen by a back-office in the Vatican
or in response to an invitation

All would-be assasins now have 6 months to perfect the job
They will be tripping over each other in the rush to be able to claim his scalp
That is, if he lives long enough to get there in the first place, which you doubt.

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Old 23rd March 2012, 01:36 AM
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"The Pope was invited to Lebanon by its Sunni Muslim prime minister Najib Mikati, during his November 2011 visit to the Vatican."

http://www.haaretz.com/news/internat...sEnabled=false

"Lebanon's Prime Minister Najib Mikati announced on Monday a long-delayed new government dominated by allies of Iranian-backed Hezbollah, which is likely to cause alarm among Western powers."

I am praying for the Holy Father, that he does not go there.

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Old 23rd March 2012, 08:02 AM
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..and there is a million strong Catholic community there, with a history back to the first century!
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Old 24th August 2012, 04:25 PM
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Again, the Church has confirmed that the Pope will go to Lebanon:
http://www.catholicnewsagency.com/ne...yria-violence/

I stand corrected. I said I didn't think the trip would happen. But now I am convinced that it will happen. Perhaps this is how the Pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI ends, in martyrdom. There is much violence in the region and more than a few persons and groups who would be willing to assassinate the Pope.
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Old 26th August 2012, 12:41 AM
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Perhaps this is how the Pontificate of Pope Benedict XVI ends, in martyrdom. There is much violence in the region and more than a few persons and groups who would be willing to assassinate the Pope.

I pray it does not end in martyrdom. Prayers for Pope Benedict and a safe return. If it does happen, then more prayers and fasting will be in order.
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Old 26th August 2012, 04:42 PM
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According to the article above there was already an attempted assassination plot against Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Boutros Rai. No doubt the forces there are planning to assassinate the Pope, the Head of the entire Church. We should join in prayer for his safety and that the Catholics who reside in Lebanon are strengthened in their faith by the Pope's visit.
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Apparently, the Pope will be in Lebanon on Spet. 14-16.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/nation...d67_story.html
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Greetings,

Sorry i was away for some time now, i was very busy. I am from lebanon and i can confirm that the visit is still valid, the papamobily was shipped already from italy to lebanon...

I will attend the whole activities and report to you day by day...Hope nothing bad will happen...
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Old 29th August 2012, 06:32 PM
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Greetings,

Sorry i was away for some time now, i was very busy. I am from lebanon and i can confirm that the visit is still valid, the papamobily was shipped already from italy to lebanon...

I will attend the whole activities and report to you day by day...Hope nothing bad will happen...

thanks, Zouxi.

I look forward to your daily reports.


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