Parishioners pray, offer help to those suffering after deadly Lebanon explosion

A message of hope and unity was seen in downtown Brooklyn Tuesday night as parishioners prayed and offered help to those suffering after a deadly explosion in Lebanon earlier this month.

News 12 Staff

Aug 26, 2020, 1:46 AM

Updated 1,364 days ago

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A message of hope and unity was seen in downtown Brooklyn Tuesday night as parishioners prayed and offered help to those suffering after a deadly explosion in Lebanon earlier this month. 
Worshippers gathered at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Catholic Cathedral to mourn the nearly 200 killed and thousands more injured in Beirut on Aug. 4. 
Many of those worshippers were of Lebanese descent and say they thought of their homeland as they prayed for the lives lost and the thousands more who need help. 
Church officials collected donations and representatives from the church say many may not trust the government of Lebanon, but that they trust local churches and parishes there to distribute the donations to those who need them most.
The mass was also aimed to remind parishioners of the beauty and richness of their homeland, politics and violence aside.


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