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10.09.2020

Archbishop Expresses Solidarity as Fire Breaks out in Beirut

Archbishop Expresses Solidarity as Fire Breaks out in Beirut

Archbishop Michael Jackson has expressed his solidarity with the people of Beirut as the Lebanese capital was once again shrouded in smoke today (Thursday September 10). A large fire broke out in the port area today, just over a month after the massive blast that devastated the city killing approximately 190 people and leaving thousands homeless.

Archbishop Jackson expressed continuing care and anxiety for the people of Beirut, which is part of the Diocese of Jerusalem with whom Dublin & Glendalough has a partnership link.

“We express our solidarity with the citizens of Beirut who are being retraumatised by this fire which brings flooding back vivid memories of loss and devastation. As our companion diocese, its people, their families and their communities are all in our prayers,” he stated.