Maronite patriarch denounces terrorist bombing
Catholic World News - January 22, 2014
The head of the Maronite Catholic Church, an Eastern Catholic church in full communion with the Holy See, joined Lebanese politicians and the nation’s grand mufti in denouncing a terrorist car bombing in a Shiite neighborhood in Beirut.
The Al-Nusra Front, a Sunni Syrian rebel group that is part of al-Qaeda, claimed responsibility.
“National unity is the only deterrent to such crimes that move from one area to the other,” said Cardinal Béchara Boutros Raï. The Beirut-based Daily Star reported that he “also called on individuals ‘to turn to God’ in order to ‘give priority to the language of goodness, dialogue and brotherhood over the sounds of evil, violence and murder.’”
The conflict between Sunni and Shiite Muslims is destabilizing Lebanon, a beacon of religious liberty for Christians in the Middle East.
An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:
Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!
Progress toward our April expenses ($33,195 to go):
All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!