Pope Francis meets Lebanese President

On Friday Pope Francis received Michel Sleiman, President of the Republic of Lebanon. Their talks focuses on the situation in the country and the importance of dialogue and cooperation between different ethnic and religious communities that make up society. Hopes were expressed for the formation of a new government. The situation in Syria was also discussed, with particular concern for the large number of refugees who have fled to Lebanon and neighboring countries and the need for increased humanitarian assistance, with the support of the international community. Finally, they spoke of the delicate situation of Christians in the Middle East and the significant contribution they can make in the light o …

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