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Jesuit Expelled From Syria Calls for Regime Change

Unfortunately, “globalization is taking this tradition of harmony from the local society. There has been a globalization of tension” with religious fanatics spreading their hatred, he said.

With his visit to Lebanon planned for September, Pope Benedict XVI will have a perfect occasion and a very public stage for urging resistance to fanaticism, violence and interreligious tensions, Father Dall’Oglio said.

“He will have an opportunity to affirm that Christians not only respect Muslims, but they want to live together with them,” following the law, promoting the respect of human rights and working together for the common good, he said.

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