Pope Benedict Brings Message of Peace to Middle East

The leader of the Catholic Church begins a trip being called a "pilgrimage of peace."
3:00 | 09/14/12

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Pope benedict has just arrived in the middle east, for what is being called a pilgrimage of peace. Alex marquardt is in beirut this morning with the latest. Good morning to you, alex. Reporter: Good morning, josh. This is the pope's first trip to the middle east since the arab spring began. It could not come at a more important time. For starters, because of the bloody civil war raging just next door in syria. But also because of the protests of the american diplomatic posts across the region. It comes as christianity in the middle east is struggling. There's been an exodus by christians by the tens of thousands. The pope will be bringing a message of peace, not just for the war in syria. But between muslims and christians between these turbulent times.

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