URBI ET ORBI MESSAGE
 OF HIS HOLINESS POPE BENEDICT XVI

CHRISTMAS 2006

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With deep apprehension I think, on this festive day, of the Middle East, marked by so many grave crises and conflicts, and I express my hope that the way will be opened to a just and lasting peace, with respect for the inalienable rights of the peoples living there. I place in the hands of the divine Child of Bethlehem the indications of a resumption of dialogue between the Israelis and Palestinians, which we have witnessed in recent days, and the hope of further encouraging developments.  …

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Document Type: Message
Subject: Peace proposals and efforts
Publication Date: 25/12/2006