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Pope Francis met Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati on Nov. 25.

Pope Francis tells new Lebanese PM: Lebanon is worth fighting to save

Nov 25, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Najib Mikati gave the pope a brick from a church damaged in the Beirut port explosion. Read more

A painting of the Holy Family at the Church of St. Joseph in Beirut, Lebanon.

Beirut’s St. Joseph church, badly damaged in port explosion, to reopen

Jun 24, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The church has been restored with funds from Aid to the Church in Need. Read more

Fr. Pierre Najm presents Pope Francis with a crucifix made from debris left by the Beirut port explosion.

Pope Francis receives crucifix made from wood salvaged after Beirut blast

Jun 22, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The blast killed nearly 200 people and injured 600 others. Read more

Damage after the Aug. 4 Beirut explosion.

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

Aug 14, 2020

By Jonah McKeown

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

Aug 4, 2020

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

CNA's Hannah Brockhaus at Midnight Mass in the Cathedral of St. George in Beirut.

Midnight Mass in Beirut

Dec 25, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

CNA's Hannah Brockhaus reports on celebrating Christmas at Midnight Mass in Beirut, Lebanon.  Read more