Two Years Later, Lebanon Still Feels Shocks of Beirut Port Blast

As Lebanon marks the second anniversary of a devastating explosion in the Port of Beirut, observers say little progress has been made on an explanation, and many citizens are angry at the lack of answers. Meanwhile, the country’s social and economic crises are worsening.

Beirut Blast Victim’s Foundation Helps Kids Stay in School

Two years after she was killed during the Port of Beirut explosion, Krystel El-Adm’s name lives on in the form of help given to students in Lebanon. The Krystel El-Adm Foundation, established by her family, provides scholarships to students.

Vatican Publishes Schedule for Papal Trip to Kazakhstan

Pope Francis’ September visit to Kazakhstan will mostly focus on a gathering of religious leaders from around the world, but it will also include a Mass and meeting with Catholics in this Muslim-majority nation.

Stop The War in Ukraine And Negotiate, Pope Says

The only reasonable way to address the suffering of Ukrainians is to stop fighting and negotiate, Pope Francis said. Even during his busy six-day journey to Canada, “I did not cease praying for the suffering and battered Ukrainian people, asking God to free them from the scourge of war,” the pope said after praying the Angelus with visitors in St. Peter’s Square July 31.