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.

Explosion in Beirut Adds Suffering to Lebanon’s Dire Situation

Hospitals in the Lebanese capital are overwhelmed with those suffering injuries from a massive explosion in Beirut’s port, causing widespread damage the city and rocking the tiny Mediterranean nation already devastated by the coronavirus and its worst financial crisis since the 1975-1990 civil war.

Lebanese Cardinal: Peace Needs Justice, Repatriation

A permanent solution to the refugee crises in the Middle East requires lasting peace and the repatriation of refugees, not resettlement to third countries, said Cardinal Bechara Rai, patriarch of the Maronite Catholic Church, on a pastoral visit to the U.S.

Bishop Mansour: Defy Terror in Middle East

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (CNS) – Maronite Bishop Gregory J. Mansour of Brooklyn spoke to Belmont University students Oct. 22 about the need for all Christians to respond to persecution with “profound defiance,” which is markedly different from vengeful retaliation or submissive inaction.

Pope’s Lebanon Visit Sparks Local Interest

As Lebanon welcomes Pope Benedict XVI this weekend, the international community will be watching and listening carefully to the message he brings to the Church in the Middle East. Sons and daughters of Lebanon, at home and abroad, have been eagerly anticipating Pope Benedict XVI’s visit, the primary purpose of which is to sign and […]

For Lebanese, Papal Visit Is Sign of Hope

by Doreen Abi Raad BEIRUT (CNS) – Lebanon’s younger generation of Catholics sees Pope Benedict XVI’s Sept. 14-16 visit to their country as a sign of hope in a region embroiled with violence. Marielle Boutros, a 25-year-old Maronite Catholic from Jbeil who teaches science at a Catholic school, said the pope’s visit “means that even […]