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-- while rocking the Middle East is proving no hurdle for Pope Benedict the sixteenth.
Just a little while ago the holy father arriving in Lebanon where the violence is taking a deadly turn.
His visit coming despite the chaos -- a shaking the region to its foundation Trace Gallagher has more.
And -- the Pope says he never even considered canceling his three day trip because of security but as you might imagine with all.
The troops -- Pope makes security is very tight in Lebanon remember if you look at the Middle East -- that Syria is right next door.
To Lebanon and now the civil war in that country is spilling over and a lot of the violence is now pushing into Lebanon in fact there are warnings from countries like Saudi Arabia and copter -- not go to Lebanon because of the violence added that the turmoil now across the Middle East.
That has led to Christians being pushed out of their countries and in many cases caught in the crossfire and killed.
Among rival Muslim groups in fact the main reason the Pope is now in Lebanon is to address the concerns of regional bishops.
About the plight of Christians look at these numbers.
Of the Middle East population North African population are Christians in Egypt five point 3%.
And in Syria it's five point 2%.
Lebanon has the largest percentage of Christians in the Middle East 40% of the population.
And it is the only Arab country where they Christian head of state but there is still a great deal of anti American sentiment.
In Lebanon today three fast food restaurants American fast food restaurants Kentucky fried chicken -- and Arby's were torched the pulp.
Has praised the Arab Spring uprising saying that he is all in favor of democracy and freedom.
-- he is pushing against getting weapons into Syria for the rebels to fight that government there is also word Megan.
That the Pope may meet with one of the leaders of Hezbollah.
Has -- of course the Iranian backed terrorist group in Lebanon.
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