Syria

Pope: Weapons Imports to Syria a "Grave Sin"

On a three day visit in Lebanon

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Pope Benedict arriving in Lebanon on Friday for a three-day visit as civil war rages in neighboring Syria called for a halt to weapons imports to Syria which he said were a "grave sin".

Speaking to reporters aboard his plane, the pope praised the Arab Spring, calling it a positive "cry for freedom" as long as it was accompanied by religious tolerance.