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Eleven thousand prayed together for Lebanon

"Rosary for Lebanon" was celebrated on the 24th of July, the feast of Saint Charbel, a Lebanese monk, in the chapel of the "International Center for Missionary Animation (CIAM).


“It was an intense moment of prayer, of profound spirituality and spiritual communion in the universal Church. We felt and experienced the unity of hearts, which invoked peace and salvation for Lebanon, turning to the Virgin Mary, thanks to the people present and thanks to more than 11 thousand faithful connected online through the Youtube channel, from the five continents”. This is what Father Dinh Anh Nhue Nguyen, OFM Conv, Secretary-General of the Pontifical Missionary Union, organizer of the event reports to Agenzia Fides.

Among the approximately 25 faithful gathered: the General Secretaries of the Pontifical Society for the Propagation of the Faith, Tadeusz J. Nowak, OMI, and of the Pontifical Society of St. Peter the Apostle, Fr. Guy Bognon PSS, as well as Father Rouphael Zgheib, National Director of the Pontifical Mission Societies in Lebanon and Father Joseph Sfeir, parish priest of the Lebanese Maronite parish in Rome prayed the Rosary with the “Mysteries of Joy”, celebrated in three languages (Italian, French, Arabic) in the CIAM chapel.

The people present echoed the following invocation:

“Lord, we consecrate to your heart and to the Heart of Mary, Our Lady of Lebanon, the Lebanese people and our leaders, our families, the suffering, all those in need. Donate to the Lebanese people the grace to live in honesty and transparency, in justice and peace”. 


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