| 21 May 2024, Tuesday |

Pope Francis in a message to Aoun: The mission of your country is focused on conquering sectarianism

In a congratulatory letter to President Michel Aoun, the Presidency of the Republic reported Pope Francis as saying: “Your nation’s mission is founded on conquering sectarian connections to travel together towards a shared national sense.”

In another letter from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to Aoun, the latter stated: “We appreciate Lebanon’s stands in favor of the Palestinian people, their cause, and their battle.”

Aoun met with Beirut Governor Marwan Abboud, who revealed after the meeting that the president had urged him to accelerate compensation payments to individuals affected by the Beirut Port Blast.

  • Sawt Beirut International