CNA Staff, Aug 4, 2020 / 12:15 pm
A Lebanese Catholic priest has asked believers around the world to pray for the people of his country, after two explosions in Beirut injured hundreds of people and are reported to have left at least 10 people dead.
"We ask your nation to carry Lebanon in its hearts at this difficult stage and we place great trust in you and in your prayers, and that the Lord will protect Lebanon from evil through your prayers," Fr. Miled el-Skayyem of the Chapel of St. John Paul II in Keserwan, Lebanon, said in a statement to EWTN News Aug. 4.
"We are currently going through a difficult phase in Lebanon, as you can see on TV and on the news," the priest added.
Raymond Nader, a Maronite Catholic living in Lebanon, echoed the priest's call.
"I just ask for prayers now from everyone around the world. We badly need prayers," Nader told CNA Tuesday.