Tuesday, 4 June 2013

ACN report from Lebanon June 2013

04.06.13  Beirut, Lebanon

On the first full day of Aid to the Church in Need UK's pilgrimage to Lebanon, the 36 members of the group visited the centre of Beirut. We visited churches, mosques and the Rafik Hariri Tomb on Martyrs' Square - becoming aware of the cultural mix and painful recent history of Lebanese life. This "Lebanese mosaic" is framed by the surrounding violence of Syria and tensions in the wider Middle East. Meeting Fr Jean-Marc, a Maronite priest in Beirut, we heard of the increased anxiety in Lebanon. Time and again the Lebanese have said that they are tired of conflict and violence - and do not want to be drawn into the Syrian civil war by factions. 

Please join us and Christians here in prayer for peace in the Middle East. Our Lady of Lebanon pray for us.

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