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Organizational consultations continue for papal visit to Lebanon

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Organizational consultations continue for papal visit to Lebanon

Beirut, Apr 29 (Prensa Latina) A Holy See delegation continues in Lebanon the organizational consultations for the visit of Pope Francis to this nation on June 12 and 13.

The commission is composed of the papal ambassador to the country, Monsignor Joseph Spiteri, and eight people, among them a cardinal, responsible for security, information and protocol.

On the Lebanese side, the Minister of Tourism, Walid Nassar, heads the Supreme Committee for the preparations of the stay of the Supreme Pontiff, the first in the Middle East country after that of Pope Benedict XVI in 2012.

The agenda revealed sets the arrival of the Holy Father at the Beirut airport before noon on Sunday, June 12, where he will receive an official reception.

The program includes meetings with the President of the Republic, Michel Aoun, Christian and Islamic leaders and other personalities.

According to the Lebanon24 website, a dialogue with young people and an exchange with the families of the victims of the explosion of the port in August 2020 and a popular lunch are planned.

Last March, Pope Francis received the Lebanese leader at the Vatican headquarters, in the context of 75 years of diplomatic relations.

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