Pope Benedict in Lebanon

Pope Benedict XVI made an historic Apostolic Journey to Lebanon from 14 - 16 September 2012. The Holy Father said his three-day pilgrimage was "under the sign of peace" for the whole region. In Beirut, the Pope signed and published his Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation on the Middle East - a document born from an international meeting of Bishops in Rome convened to discuss the region back in 2010. Pope Benedict met with young people, dignitaries, diplomats and members of government as well as religious leaders and representatives from the world of culture.

Post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation

Ecclesia in Medio Oriente

Pope Benedict XVI concluded his three-day visit to Lebanon by releasing the post-Synodal Apostolic Exhortation Ecclesia in Medio Oriente - The Church in the Middle East.

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Lebanon's Christians

The Holy Father has landed in Lebanon at the start of his historic three-day visit. To mark this, our consultant on the Middle East North Africa region, Dr H...Read more


Welcoming the Pope

Our Middle East consultant, Dr Harry Hagopian, continues to look ahead to the Papal Visit to Lebanon. In this media clip, he considers the reception Pope Ben...Read more



A special audio feature with Bishops' consultant on the MENA region Dr Harry Hagopian previewing Pope Benedict's visit to Lebanon 14-16 September 2012 Read more