September 17, 2012

The Pope in Lebanon (Updated)

Catherine Harmon has done some great work compiling quotes and stories of the Holy Father's trip to Lebanon, on Catholic World Report.

"In itself, the Arab spring is a positive thing: a desire for greater democracy, more liberty, more cooperation and a new Arab identity. This cry for liberty, which comes from a more culturally educated and professional young people, who want greater participation in political and social life, is positive progress which has been hailed by Christians as well. Bearing in mind the history of revolutions, we naturally know that this vital and positive cry for freedom risks forgetting one aspect – a fundamental dimension for freedom – which is tolerance of the other. The fact is that human freedom is always a shared freedom, which can only grow through sharing, solidarity and living together with certain rules."
- Pope Benedict XVI // Day 1  

"A lived faith leads invariably to love. Authentic faith does not lead to death."
- Pope Benedict XVI // Day 2  

"Why so much horror? Why so many dead? ... Those who wish to build peace must cease to see in the other an evil to be eliminated."
- Pope Benedict XVI // Day 3

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