Pope Calls For Religious Co-Existence On Lebanon Visit

Via France 24:

Pope Benedict XVI called for Muslims and Christians “to come together” in peace, speaking on the second day of his visit to Lebanon, at a time of turmoil over an anti-Islam film.

Pope Benedict XVI also told Syrians at a rally for young people that he admired their courage and that he does not forget those in the Middle East who are suffering.

In Paris police detained 150 protesters when crowds rallied outside the U.S. embassy against a controversial film that denigrated Islam’s prophet, according to RT.

Arrests were also made in neighboring Belgium, with police pepper spraying Muslim protesters.

On Tuesday, the U.S. Ambassador to Libya and three U.S. Foreign Service employees were killed in Benghazi.

More violence followed, with attacks on the US embassies in Egypt, Yemen, Sudan, Tunisia, and many other countries, including other NATO members.

Thousands of Christians have fled areas in Syria where heavy fighting has taken place, including the once religiously mixed central city of Homs.

On Saturday, a Syrian Priest from Homs said the Archdiocese of Syriac Catholics in Hamidiyeh was torched this week.

The Priest said around 80.000 Christians used to live in Hamidiyeh but now only 85 people remain.

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