Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Pope Benedict Trip To Lebanon Expected In September

Sort of some big breaking news. From this forum and translated at the bottom of the page:

Papal visit to Lebanon expected in September JESUSALEM, Feb. 7 (Translated from SIR) -

It is expected that Benedict XVI will hand us his Post-synodal Apostolic Exhortation on the 2010 Synod for the Middle East this September in lebanon, according to Mons. Fouad Twal, latin Patriarch of Jerusalem in his homily on the Feast of the Presentation of the Lord at a Mass in Jerusalem at the church dedicated to Simeon and Anna. Biblical figures who were at the Presentation.

Patriarch Twal said "We are in between two Synods dedicated to witness - that on the Middle East in October 2010, and the one on the New Evangelization this October. And we expect that Benedict XVI will be handing us his Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on the Middle East Synod when he comes to Lebanon in September". The Holy Father was formally invited to Lebanon by the President of the Lebanese Council Nalib Mikati when he visited the Pope at the Vatican on November 28, 2011, and again by {resident Michel Suleiman in February 2011. It will be Benedict XVI's third trip to the Middle East - after Jordan, Israel and the Palestine territory in 2009 and Cyprus in 2010.

Vatican Insider has a story here Twal: “Benedict XVI will be in Lebanon in September”

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