Vatican City, Aug 5, 2021 / 07:30 am
A Vatican official urged international donors on Wednesday to give the people of Lebanon a chance to create “a better future” amid a severe political and economic crisis.
Msgr. Mirosław Wachowski, under-secretary of the Section for Relations with States of the Vatican Secretariat of State, made the appeal in an Aug. 4 video message to a donor conference in France.
“Let us help Lebanon to find its way out of this serious crisis. Let us help its people not to lose hope. And let us give the Lebanese a chance to be the protagonist of a better future in their land without undue interference,” he said.
Wachowski was speaking on the same day that Pope Francis asked the international community to offer tangible support to Lebanon a year after the devastating port explosion in the country’s capital city, Beirut.