Vatican adding Arabic for papal audience

VATICAN CITY - The Vatican is adding Arabic to the languages spoken at Pope Benedict's weekly Wednesday public audience, saying it is a means to express support for Christians in the Middle East.
Speakers have been providing a summary of the pope's speech in Italian in six languages --English, French, Spanish. German, Polish and Portuguese.
Arabic is being introduced today. The Vatican said Tuesday that in this way, Catholics will be reminded of the need to pray for peace in the Middle East.

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