Pope meeting Muslim leaders in Lebanon to “bridge the gap” between Christianity and Islam

Pope meets Muslim leaders in Lebanon

BEIRUT: Pope Benedict XVI is to meet leaders of Lebanon’s Muslim communities on Saturday, a key moment in a visit aimed in part at bridging the gap between Christians and Muslims in the Middle East.

The encounter will be particularly poignant coming after several days of deadly violence as Muslims have protested against a US-made film that mocks Islam.

The pontiff, who arrived on Friday for a three-day visit, will travel to the presidential palace in the Beirut suburb of Baabda and first meet President Michel Sleiman, a Maronite Christian.

Before his talks with the Muslim leadership, he will also meet Prime Minister Nagib Mikati, a Sunni, and parliament speaker Nabih Berri, a Shiite.

Lebanon has an unwritten but rigorously followed tradition that the three top jobs are always reserved for members of those respective faith communities.

He will also deliver a speech to the assembled dignitaries on the common vocation of Christians and Muslims to be religions of peace.

Thousands of people, mostly Christians and including many children, lined the road leading to the palace in bright but pleasant sunshine, hoping to catch a glimpse of the pope.

Lebanese and Vatican flags fluttered, and there was a festive atmosphere on the streets.

Zeina Khoury, a Maronite who lives nearby, said she, her husband and two children got up at 6:00 am to make sure they could find a place along the route.

“This is a blessing for Lebanon,” she said. The pope’s visit is “important because it can bring us peace and because it reminds us of the importance of living together.”

“I brought my children to see the pope … because it could be the only chance they will ever have in their life.”

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3 replies

  1. Jessica..have you ever read the Chrislam article here? If not, you might want to. I think it would interest you. And remember, “Even the elect have been led astray.” Even people in my faith have been led astray by this entire thing. https://lynleahz.com/2012/09/05/chrislam-one-world-religion-emerging/ and for a quick read on it, go here https://lynleahz.com/2012/06/27/attention-the-emergence-of-the-one-world-religion-is-here/ I love you Jessica..and I want you to be informed. This is apostasy because Christians and Muslims cannot unite as one. They do not believe in the same Jesus we believe in. The Christians involved are trying to sell it on the basis of peace..it is a lie. My entire first book, Soul Deceiver, which takes you up to the rapture, is based on this religion, but I call it unity because I can’t use a real religion for legal reasons.

  2. I’d like to think he’ right – but I’d also like to see some evidence.

  3. I smell ‘Chrislam.’ Yipes and YUCK!

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