Pope Benedict XVI on Sunday urged the international community to commit to seeking "urgent solutions" to the problems in Lebanon and the rest of the Middle East.
The pontiff, who made the remarks during his traditional blessing, also asked the Lebanese and their political leaders "to have to heart exclusively the best for their country and harmony between its communities."
Hizbullah and its allies have staged days of street protests after talks with the government of Prime Minister Fuad Saniora failed to produce a national unity government.
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