Thursday, July 27, 2006

Pope Hoping Rome Meeting Would Be Fruitful

Comments Ahead of Conference on Lebanon Crisis

INTROD, Italy, JULY 26, 2006 ( Benedict XVI had expressed hope that an international conference held in Rome would bring an end to the violence in the Middle East.

The Pope expressed that hope Tuesday as he paused to talk to journalists during his vacation in the Italian Alps. At his residence in Les Combes, after an outing in the mountains, the Holy Father said: "I think something is happening at this moment. I see that prayers are not fruitless."

"Now let us pray intensely so that this conference in Rome will really bear fruits and concrete results for peace and also the solution of problems," the Pontiff said, according to Vatican Radio. "I hope they will get to the root, finding stable and lasting solutions."


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