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S+L BLOG: Libya

Violence in the Middle East, Libya, the Ivory Coast. Destruction in Japan. Persecution of Christians. Amidst all the turmoil it seems hard to find the joy of Easter. But in his Urbi et Orbi message, Pope Benedict XVI says it is for these “painful situations” that Christ died for us. In heaven all is peace ...read more
At last Sunday’s Angelus, Pope Benedict expressed his concern for the safety of the civilian population in Libya. Catholic News Service’s Rome correspondent Carol Glatz and Rome Bureau Chief John Thavis report the Vatican is concerned about what is happening in that country on a number of levels. To download Flash Player please click here ...read more
Pope Benedict released a flock of doves — a symbol of peace — as he consecrated the Roman parish of St. Corbinian this weekend. Likewise, he revealed that his prayers have been focused on a resolution to the escalating war in Libya. American and British forces launched airstrikes against Libya this weekend. The coalition mission, ...read more
Around the world the front cover of almost every newspaper is dedicated to the unraveling situation in the Middle East. Last week it was Egypt, Tunisia, Bahrain, while this week the focus is Libya and the increasingly tense situation there. The unrest in the Middle East and Northern Africa has prompted stress in Europe. Malta, ...read more