Archbishop of Dublin Expresses Solidarity with People of Beirut
Archbishop Michael Jackson, has expressed solidarity with the people of Beirut following the massive explosion in the city today. He is speaking on behalf of the United Dioceses of Dublin & Glendalough which has a friendship link with the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, which includes Lebanon.
“The Diocese of Jerusalem is centred in Jerusalem and includes a range of communities who are in danger and distress. Beirut is one of these communities.
“I have had the privilege of being welcomed into the life of that community on a number of occasions.
“All of us are aware of the fragility of human life, its survival and its integrity. My prayer is for all the people of Beirut that they will find comfort at this time and that human dignity and respect will flourish in a situation where peace is a virtue and grace is neighbourliness.
“In Dublin & Glendalough we pray with our sisters and brothers in solidarity, in hope and in love.”