“In that critical situation,” said Father Jenco, “I was speaking to God about his goodness and his beauty.”
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Lebanese Catholics have a great devotion to St. Rita, the 14th-century Italian stigmatist saint who embraced suffering with charity.
Cardinal Parolin visited Beirut Sept. 3-4 as the representative of Pope Francis, a month after the city experienced a devastating blast which killed nearly 200 people, injured thousands, and left thousands without a home.
‘They are the sign of hope for us in this catastrophe,’ said Father Toufic Bou-Hadir, director of the Maronite Patriarchal Commission for Youth.
Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai delivered a homily Aug. 9, calling for an international investigation into the explosion at the Lebanese port.
The only Middle East country with a Christian head of state is now in an unprecedented state due to a harbor explosion of chemicals more destructive than wartime devastation.
Lebanon’s Prime Minister Hassan Diab announced that Wednesday, August 5, will be a day of mourning across the country, to pray for those affected by the blast.
Lebanon’s longstanding tradition of Catholic schools stems from the Pontifical Maronite College in Rome whereby many Maronite priests, returning to Lebanon from Rome with a zeal for education, in turn opened schools all over their homeland.
Lebanon has been rocked by protests that began Oct. 17 when the government announced new taxes on gasoline, tobacco and internet-based calls made over WhatsApp.