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Pope Arrives in Beirut as "Pilgrim of Peace"

On his arrival in Beirut, Pope Benedict XVI said he had “come symbolically to all the countries of the Middle East as a pilgrim of peace, as a friend of God and as a friend of all the inhabitants of all the countries of the region, whatever their origins and beliefs.” The papal plane landed at Rafik Hariri international airport at around 1.45pm local time.

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