AFRICA/LIBYA - "For Christmas we ask for the gift of reconciliation," said Mgr. Martinelli
Tripoli (Agenzia Fides) - "Tomorrow I will visit Misratha to meet the local community of Filipino Catholics" says to Fides His Exc. Mgr. Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli, Apostolic Vicar of Tripoli, in Libya, who testifies the full resumption of pastoral activities in the Country on the eve of Christmas. Mgr.Martinelli states that "the local population is serene, even the few foreigners come to our celebrations with joy, always asking the Lord to give peace to Libya, after the war. It is really important that there is strong reconciliation in the Muslim community but also in the Christian community. That is what we hope and we pray for", concluded the Apostolic Vicar of Tripoli. (L.M.) (Agenzia Fides 22/12/2011)
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