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Why Lebanon Is So Important to the Holy See — and to the World

AL-SAFIRThis general view taken May 11, 1997, from a helicopter in Beirut shows the 250,000 pilgrims at the open-air Mass celebrated by Pope John Paul II during his historic visit to Lebanon

“Lebanon is more than a country — it is a message of freedom and an example of pluralism for East and West.” —Pope St. John Paul II