| 27 September 2022, Tuesday |

Pope Francis to visit Lebanon soon!

Vatican’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Monsignor Paul Richard Gallagher, announced after his meeting with President of the Republic, General Michel Aoun at Baabda, that “Pope Francis asked me to express his closeness to you, and his concern over the situation, and he believes that reforms will help Lebanon, along with the support of the international community, in maintaining its identity.”
Gallagher pointed out that “any weakening of the Christian presence would destroy the internal balance and the identity of Lebanon. I would like to take the opportunity to express my sympathy with the victims of the horrific explosion that hit Beirut port, and I hope that all the Lebanese and the families of the victims receive condolences, and for justice to be served.”
“Pope Francis has previously said that Lebanon was, is, and must remain a project for peace, its message is to have tolerance and pluralism, and an oasis for eternity, where all sects and religions meet, placing the public interest above their own interests.”He added
Concluding: “Pope Francis assured me that he would like to visit Lebanon soon.”

  • Sawt Beirut International