Vatican City, Aug 3, 2022 / 05:05 am
Pope Francis prayed Wednesday for “justice and truth” in Lebanon ahead of the second anniversary of the deadly Beirut port explosion.
“My thoughts are with the families of the victims of that disastrous event and with the dear Lebanese people,” the pope said on Aug. 3.
“I pray that each one may be consoled by faith and comforted by justice and truth, which can never be hidden.”
Speaking at the end of his general audience in Paul VI Hall, Pope Francis expressed hope that Lebanon will experience “a rebirth.” The Middle Eastern country has grappled with a devastating financial crisis and a lack of stable governance in recent years.