Lorraine Vaccari, who recently turned 100, has immense joy from the accomplishments of her five children, including two priests — Msgr. Peter and Msgr. Andrew Vaccari. But all the Vaccaris exude modesty. According to them, their successes come from hard work, discipline, and a profound devotion to God.
Six months after an explosion ripped through the Port of Beirut, killing more than 200 people, injuring 7,500, and causing $15 billion in property damage, efforts are ongoing to rebuild the Lebanese capital.
The Aug. 4 explosion in Beirut has devastated Lebanon but Catholic relief organizations are on the ground providing emergency care.
The Catholic Near East Welfare Association is helping on the ground in Lebanon following the Aug. 4 explosion. CNEWA President Msgr. Peter Vaccari says the devastated country needs prayers.
Monsignor Peter Vaccari, currently rector of St. Joseph’s Seminary in Dunwoodie, New York, has been elected to succeed Monsignor John E. Kozar as president of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association/Pontifical Mission for Palestine.