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“For around two years we have been going through a terrible economic crisis in Lebanon. The people are desperate, they need everything. Food, electricity, medicine, milk, at every level they need things to be able to survive.#
The hospital is in desperate need for money to pay its staff, feed its patients, buy expensive drugs, the prices of which have more than tripled due to the devaluation of the Lebanese pound.
““They attacked us with guns, although we were completely defenseless. They killed 15 young people and burned down five houses. Everybody fled. We ran, along with everybody else, not taking anything with us except the clothes on our backs. We ran out of our homes and fled.”
Some of the funding will go directly to Orthodox Churches such as the Greek Orthodox and the Syriac Orthodox, as well as the Armenian Apostolic Church, all of them in Aleppo, Syria.
Students in Lebanon call on children around the world to join them in the ‘One million children praying the Rosary’ campaign
“We want “We want to encourage as many children as possible to entrust themselves to the power of prayer.”
“All Arab countries forbid Muslims to convert to Christianity, so our message to the Middle East is that we have to preserve religious freedom.”
“This particular statue of the Virgin, Our Lady of Mount Carmel, … attracts many people from all the Christian denominations, and many Muslims as well.”