|Date: 16/09/2012 Time: 01:34:00 PM
Pope Benedict XVI has held an open-air mass on
the Beirut seafront earlier Sunday, and prayed for "Middle East servants of
peace and reconciliation."
The pontiff said, before some 350,000 people, there is dire need for
promoting peace and a brotherly society based on partnership. "In a world
where violence constantly leaves behind its grim trail of death and
destruction, to serve justice and peace is urgently necessary," he said.
The Pope stressed it was the duty of every Christian to work for realizing
peace and reconciliation, wherever they may be, and to cooperate with all
those with pure intentions.
On another note, the pontiff hailed the courage of the Syrians, saying he
is grieved and pained for the suffering the Syrians are going through.
The Pope is ending his official three-day visit this evening, during which
he had sent out a message of peace and unity among Muslims and Christians to
bring peace to the region and the world.