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CNA Staff, Aug 26, 2020 / 12:26 am MT (CNA).- The Knights of Columbus is donating $250,000 to aid relief efforts following a massive explosion in Beirut earlier this month. The donation includes funds for Caritas Lebanon, the St. Vincent de Paul Society, Telelumiere/Noursat Christian Television in the Middle East,

by Father George Hajj, pastor In the name of the Maronite Catholic parish family of St. Anthony of Padua and the Lebanese community of the tristate, we thank everyone for the moral support and for being together during the tragic explosion in Beirut on Aug. 4, 2020. Thank you for

by Jonah McKeown Denver Newsroom, Aug 14, 2020 / 04:00 am MT (CNA).- Last Tuesday, Julie Tegho and her husband Hicham Bou Nassif were enjoying an ordinary day at their local mall in Beirut, Lebanon. Without warning, they felt what seemed like an earthquake, followed by a mighty blast that

CNA Staff, Aug 8, 2020 / 03:01 pm MT (CNA).- Following an explosion that killed more than 150 people in Beirut, international Catholic groups have responded by providing health services and necessities to the victims. At least sixteen Catholic organizations, including Catholic Relief Services and Caritas International, have responded to

by Hannah Brockhaus Rome Newsroom, Aug 5, 2020 / 10:00 am MT (CNA).- After at least one explosion occurred at the ports of Beirut on Tuesday, a Maronite Catholic cardinal has said the local Church needs support to help the people of Lebanon recover from this disaster. “Beirut is a

by Hannah Brockhaus Vatican City, Aug 5, 2020 / 03:48 am MT (CNA).- Pope Francis has asked for prayers for Lebanon and for the victims of yesterday’s Beirut explosions, which have killed over a hundred people and caused serious destruction to the city. Speaking after his general audience address on

CNA Staff, Aug 4, 2020 / 12:08 pm MT (CNA).- At least one massive explosion rocked the Lebanese capital of Beirut Tuesday afternoon, which ignited fires and destroyed buildings in the city’s port area, caused damage across the city, and has reportedly flooded hospitals with casualties. Some local news sources

By Doreen Abi Raad Catholic News Service  BEIRUT — Mideast Catholic and Orthodox patriarchs denounced the “total international silence” on the persecution of Christians in the Middle East and called for Muslim religious authorities to issue fatwas, or legal edicts, banning attacks against Christians and “other innocents.”