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Pope Says He Hopes to Visit a Peaceful Holy Land


Pope Benedict XVI says he does not feel well enough to take many foreign trips, but said he he hopes to travel to what he calls a peaceful Holy Land.

In an interview with German television broadcast Sunday, Pope Benedict said the Vatican wants to mobilize all forces who he says recognize that war is the worst solution for all sides, even for those he calls the apparent victors.

Earlier Sunday, the pope voiced hope for the ceasefire in Lebanon and is urging the quick delivery of humanitarian aid once the truce takes hold.

Some information for this report was provided by AP and Reuters.
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