Vatican City, Nov 29, 2013 / 06:31 am
The Pontifical Council "Cor Unum" has collaborated with other Catholic organizations in order to arrange a special mission which will provide basic medicines needed for the care of refugee children in Lebanon.
"The children need more specially medicine and schools, you know, because they have left the country and no schools or no medicine and many are very traumatized, so we have to help them psychologically," Cardinal Robert Sarah told CNA in a Nov. 27 interview.
Cardinal Sarah, originally from French Guinea, is the president of the Pontifical Council "Cor Unum" which was created by Pope Paul VI in 1971, and oversees the promotion of charity in wake of humanitarian emergencies, conflicts and natural disasters that affect man and his human, social and cultural wellbeing.
Vatican-run hospital Bambino Gesu, "Child Jesus," and Caritas Lenanon have also helped in the organization of the mission, which begins in December and will last for three months.