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Pope Francis recalls the 2020 explosion in Beirut: justice and truth cannot be concealed

At his General Audience, Pope Francis recalled that this week marks two years since the port explosion in Beirut, Lebanon.

My thoughts go to the families of the victims of that disastrous event and to the beloved Lebanese people. I pray for those to be consoled in faith and comforted in justice and truth, which can never be concealed.

The Pope shared his wish for Lebanon to continue its recovery with the help of the international community.

Remaining faithful to its vocation as a land of peace and diversity, where different communities and religions can live in fraternity.

The port of Beirut suffered an explosion on August 4, 2020 that seriously damaged its economy and generated an atmosphere of insecurity throughout Lebanon. It is one of the few countries where Christians used to live in complete equality. But in the last two years, many have left. 

Pope Francis has met several times with political and religious leaders to discuss solutions for peace.