Quotes from this week’s newsmakers – December 6, 2012

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“Many Lebanese families have welcomed Syrian families into their own homes. They’re not relatives, they’re just people in need, and they’ve been welcomed. But the welcome is wearing thin.”
— Hessen Sayah, project manager for Syrian refugees for Caritas Lebanon, the local church’s charitable agency, on the flood of refugees fleeing to Lebanon to escape Syria’s civil war

“You are called to give witness to the values that are part of your tradition: love for the family, tenderness toward children, attention to those with disabilities, care for the sick and the valuing of the aged with their wealth of experience.”
— Pope Benedict XVI, speaking Dec. 1 to an estimated 8,000 performers and carnival workers gathered at the Vatican as part of a pilgrimage sponsored by Pontifical Council for Migrants and Travelers

“It’s a good message for young kids saying you can do what you can set your mind to. Helping the environment is one of the ways that can help change the world.”
— Fourteen-year-old Catholic high school student Ashley Cortes, one of the 10 artists who recorded volume one of “Pacha’s Pajamas,” a cartoon about protecting the environment

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