Benedict said the “ever more dramatic news coming out of Libya” was increasing his “trepidation for the safety and security of the civilian population as well as (his) apprehension for how the situation, marked by the use of arms, is developing.”
Libyan rebels took back a key oil town and were pushing westward toward the capital on Sunday, seizing momentum from U.N.-authorized international airstrikes that tipped the balance away from Moammar Gadhafi’s military.
The pope also expressed concern over violent clashes rocking much of the Middle East in recent days. Benedict, saying he had in mind both “authorities and civilians of the Middle East,” pressed for “the path of dialogue and reconciliation to have priority in the search for just and fraternal coexistence.”
Egypt, Yemen, Syria, Iran, Afghanastan, Palestine...
Somebody should make a lits of the countries in violent turmoil since the election of the "nobel peace prize" winner.
He's a winner all right.