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Archbishop Richard Gagnon's Statement on the Explosion in Beirut 

Published August 6, 2020

The people of the Archdiocese of Winnipeg join with many others around the world in expressing our solidarity with the Lebanese people who are suffering the loss of loved ones or those who were injured in the tragic explosion in the port of Beirut. Lebanon has experienced much suffering and difficulty in recent decades and the explosion in Beirut has compounded these difficulties, socially, politically, medically and spiritually. The Lebanese people in the diaspora around the world have greatly contributed to other societies through their education, culture, faith and strong work ethic. Manitoba has been a recipient of the blessings that the Lebanese people have brought with them. We continue to pray for Lebanon that there will be a stable and just peace in their society and that, with the help of people around the world, a rebuilding of their country in the wake of this humanitarian emergency.

Those who wish to give a financial contribution to this humanitarian emergency may do so through the Development and Peace – Caritas Canada website: https://www.devp.org/.

Give a Financial Contribution through Development and Peace - Caritas Canada