Pope Benedict XVI: hope for peace

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Pope Benedict XVI Hopes Peace Will Prevail in the Region, Particularly in Syria

September 16th, 2012 - BEIRUT, (SANA )- Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday expressed hope for peace to prevail in the Middle East region, particularly in Syria.

In a speech following a Mass he headed in the Lebanese capital, Beirut, Pope Benedict asked God to help the peoples of the region's countries and bestow peace upon them, especially in Syria, in light of the many afflictions encompassing the region.

The Pope stressed the necessity of respecting the freedom of practicing one's religion for the sake of achieving peace and for everybody to live in harmony.

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