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Cease all violence, Pope tells Syrians

by Gerald Butt, Middle East Correspondent

Posted: 21 Sep 2012 @ 12:43

POPE Benedict XVI, during a three-day visit to Lebanon last weekend, led prayers for peace in Syria and the neighbouring states, which are increasingly feeling the pressure of the crisis there. He also urged Arab Christians to remain in the region, assuring them of the support of the universal Church.

In Syria itself, there are more signs that the minority Christian community is facing a particular range of challenges, not least the perception in the eyes of elements within the Free ...

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