Pope Benedict XVI's visit to Lebanon, a trip planned to span 3 days, from September 14 - 16. This visit includes a visit to the Basilica Of St. Paul, meeting with government officials And representatives; and a meeting with youth in the square across from the Maronite Patriarchate of Bkerke. On the morning of September 16, The Holy Father will celebrate Mass (and Angelus) at Beirut City Centre Waterfront and consign the Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation.
Sun., Sept. 16
Apostolic Journey To Lebanon: Mass And Angelus (Live)
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On Sunday 16 September 2012, as the Holy Father prepared to depart Lebanon for Rome, he thanked his hosts and offered the following reflection on his apostolic visit to Lebanon.
Messrs President of the Parliament and of the Council of Ministers,
Your Beatitudes, my brother Bishops,
Civil and religious authorities,
As the moment to depart draws near, I leave Lebanon with regret. I thank you for your words, Mr President, and for promoting along with the Government whose representatives I salute, the organization of the various events during my stay with you, assisted in a special way by the efficiency of the various services of the Republic and the private sector. I thank, too, Patriarch Bechara Boutros Raï, and all the Patriarchs present, as well as the Eastern and Latin Bishops, priests, deacons, men and women religious, seminarians and faithful who came to receive me. In visiting you, it was as if Peter himself...more