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Damage after the Aug. 4 Beirut explosion.

Knights of Columbus donating $250,000 after Beirut explosion

The Knights of Columbus is donating $250,000 to aid relief efforts following a massive explosion in Beirut earlier this month.  Read more

Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai, the Maronite Patriarch, at the Vatican March 5, 2013.

Catholic leader outlines vision for Lebanon as the ‘Switzerland of the East’

Lebanon’s Maronite patriarch issued a memorandum Monday outlining a vision for the restoration of the country’s neutral status as the... Read more

Damage after the Aug. 4 Beirut explosion.

After Beirut blast, what some Lebanese Christians are doing to help their neighbors

The massive explosion in the port area of Lebanon’s capital on Aug. 4 overturned cars, shattered windows, set fires, and... Read more

Lebanese flag on barbed wire in front of the Lebanese government seat of Grand Serail.

Lebanese scholar: The West cannot afford to abandon Lebanon

A Lebanese academic and aid worker told CNA on Thursday that if Western nations fail to help Lebanon recover from... Read more

Pope Francis gives his Angelus address June 8, 2020.

Pope Francis: Even in times of darkness, God is there

When caught in difficult moments or trials, turn your heart to God, who is near even when you do not... Read more

Aftermath of the Aug. 4, 2020 explosion in Beirut, Lebanon.

Aid to the Church in Need sending 250,000 euro in food aid to Lebanon

International Catholic charity Aid to the Church in Need (ACN) has announced an emergency 250,000 euro food aid package for... Read more

Pope Francis in St. Peter's Square March 14, 2018.

Pope Francis prays for victims of 'tragic' Beirut explosion as death toll climbs

Pope Francis has asked for prayers for Lebanon and for the victims of yesterday's Beirut explosions, which have killed over... Read more

People ride past a car destroyed after a building wall collapsed after a large explosion on August 4, 2020 in Beirut, Lebanon.

Maronite Catholic priest concerned by potential shortages after Beirut blast

A Maronite priest from Lebanon has expressed concern that the country may face food shortages in the wake of Tuesday’s... Read more

Wounded people wait to received help outside a hospital following an explosion in the Lebanese capital Beirut on August 4, 2020.

Lebanese priest: 'We need your prayers' after Beirut explosions

A Lebanese Catholic priest has asked believers around the world to pray for the people of his country, after two... Read more

A helicopter puts out a fire at the scene of an explosion at the port of Lebanon's capital Beirut on August 4, 2020.

After Beirut explosion, Lebanon turns to St. Charbel

At least one massive explosion rocked the Lebanese capital of Beirut Tuesday afternoon, which ignited fires and destroyed buildings in... Read more

Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai, the Maronite Patriarch, at the Vatican March 5, 2013.

Patriarchs meet in Lebanon to discuss political neutrality amid crisis

As Lebanon reels from an economic crisis, Catholic patriarchs met Thursday and reaffirmed the importance of the country’s neutrality in... Read more

The statue of Our Lady of Lebanon in Harissa, Lebanon.

Pope Francis supports scholarships in Lebanon as country faces ‘severe crisis’

Pope Francis will donate $200,000 to support 400 scholarships in Lebanon in an expression of his concern for the country’s... Read more

Lebanese flag on barbed wire in front of the Lebanese government seat of Grand Serail.

World is 'washing its hands' of Lebanon, Maronite bishop warns

Bishop Elias Zaidan of the Maronite Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon of Los Angeles said that the prospect of... Read more

Lebanese Christian children meet St. Nicholas during a 2018 gift drive by St. Rafka Mission of Hope and Mercy.

‘Adopt a family’ of Christian refugees in Lebanon this Christmas

As Lebanon’s economic crisis worsens, a Lebanese priest is asking for people to spiritually and charitably adopt a persecuted Christian... Read more

Syrian Refugees Camp at Bekaa Valley, Lebanon.

Lebanon on the brink: Syrian crisis threatens 'last safe haven' for Christians

A new report claims that the Syrian refugee crisis is severely burdening Lebanon’s limited resources and threatens its pluralism, requiring immediate... Read more

US bishops and Knights of Columbus voice solidarity with Iraq, Lebanon

The U.S. bishops and the Knights of Columbus have professed their solidarity with the people of Iraq and Lebanon, telling... Read more

Lebanese protesters chant anti-government slogans in Jal al Dib Oct. 24, 2019.

Pope Francis encourages anti-corruption protesters in Lebanon 

Pope Francis Sunday encouraged protesters in Lebanon who have taken to the streets to challenge government corruption and mismanagement of... Read more

Image from the Shrine of St. Charbel.

The Lebanese saint who unites Christians and Muslims

St. Charbel Makhlouf is known in Lebanon for the miraculous healings of those who visit his tomb to seek his... Read more

Cardinal Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir, Maronite Patriarch, in Johannesburg, South Africa, May 11, 2008

Maronite patriarch emeritus dies at age 98

Cardinal Nasrallah Pierre Sfeir, who served as the Maronite Patriarch of Antioch from 1986 to 2011, died Sunday just days... Read more

Raymond Nader.

Lebanese man finds hand of Providence in mystical experience

Raymond Nader had spent years searching for the meaning of life, when during a moment of prayer in an old... Read more