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Pope, in Easter message, backs Syria peace plan

By Philip Pullella / Reuters VATICAN CITY: A fatigued-looking Pope Benedict threw his weight behind a United Nations plan to end bloodshed in Syria in his Easter Sunday message, calling for “an immediate commitment” to peace efforts there. The 84-year-old pope gave a shorter-than-usual blessing from the central balcony of St Peter’s Basilica after an outdoor …


Pope Benedict XVI offers prayers for Coptic Pope Shenouda III

By AFP VATICAN CITY: Pope Benedict XVI offered prayers Saturday for Egypt’s Coptic Pope Shenouda III who died on Saturday at the age of 88, a Vatican spokesman said. The Catholic pope expressed the desire that “the Lord welcomes this great pastor,” Vatican spokesman Federico Lombardi said in a statement. “We will never forget the …


Pope to visit Lebanon September 14-16: church official

By AFP VATICAN CITY: Pope Benedict XVI will visit Lebanon in September to preach peace and unity for Christians in the Middle East, a senior religious figure said Friday a day after meeting with the pontiff. “The pope will come to support Christians so that they are united,” said Gregory III Laham, the head of …


Pope calls for new ethics in gloomy global message

VATICAN CITY: Pope Benedict XVI on Monday called for new ethical values in the financial crisis in a gloomy world outlook that also pointed to rising violence in Africa and the fallout from Arab Spring revolts. "I cannot fail to address before all else the grave and disturbing developments of the global economic and financial …


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