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A helicopter puts out a fire at the scene of an explosion at the port of Lebanons capital Beirut on August 4 2020 Credit  STRAFP via Getty Images A helicopter puts out a fire at the scene of an explosion at the port of Lebanon's capital Beirut on August 4, 2020. / STR/AFP via Getty Images

In early August, something happened in Lebanon that no one expected— a massive explosion destroyed many of the city’s predominantly Christian neighborhoods. Lebanon is known as a place where Christians and Muslims live together in relative peace. What will happen next?

Later in the show, Rome Correspondent Hannah Brockhaus brings us the story of St. Charbel— a saint many believe can serve as a peaceful link between Christians and Muslims.

This is the first in a three-episode series on the worldwide persecution of Christians.

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