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Reactions in the Middle East to Benedict XVI’s Withdrawal from Office

In the ten days since Pope Benedict XVI announced his withdrawal from service as the successor of St. Peter, the Franciscan Media Center, the Custody’s video department, has made available a number of ways to share in the reactions to this gesture in the Middle East.

We have put together all the links on this subject in various languages.

"With full freedom, I declare that I renounce the ministry of Bishop of Rome, Successor of Saint Peter"

H.E. Giuseppe Lazzarotto, Apostolic Nuncio in Israel and Apostolic Delegate in Jerusalem and Palestine: “We consider him our Father”

Vicar of the Custody: “The Holy Land is his home”

Reactions in the Middle East to Benedict XVI’s resignation

Benedict XVI: thanks from the Holy Land

The Pope and the Middle East

Benedict XVI once told me, "If you are loyal to the Torah, there is nothing false in you.

We invite you to visit the Franciscan Media Center site regularly to enjoy many other videos on subjects that touch everyone in the Holy Land.

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