Pope Arrives in Lebanon As Protests Sweep Mideast

Pope Lebanon East Middle
Please scroll down for video

Pope Benedict arrived in Lebanon today as violent protests swept across the Middle East.

Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Lebanon today and urged peace at a time of great turmoil in the Middle East. The trip will take the pope to the nation with the largest percentage of Christians in the Middle East — nearly 40 percent of Lebanon’s 4 million people, with Maronite Catholics the largest sect.

Violence broke out in Tripoli as Pope Benedict arrived.

A Hardee’s and a Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) fast food outlet burns after protesters set the building on fire in Tripoli, northern Lebanon.

MORE: Stunning lightning above mideast seen from space

MORE: What happens if Ebola arrives in the U.S.?