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Saturday, March 25, 2017
Lebanon: Catholic radio station bombed
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 A Catholic radio station in Jounieh, Lebanon, was destroyed in a massive bombing attack at the weekend, the latest in a series of attacks in Lebanon's Christian areas. One person was killed, and more than 20 were injured in the attack on the The Voice of Charity, run by the Congregation of Maronite Lebanese Missionaries The Church believes the attack may have been a response to the station's broadcasts over the plight of Lebanese detained in Syrian prisons. On the day of the bombing, the Voice of Charity broadcast live from outside Beirut's UN house, where families of Lebanese detainees staged a sit-in. Around 600 Lebanese, including two Maronite priests, have been either missing or detained in Syrian prisons since Lebanon's civil war, which ended in 1989. Syrian authorities have denied the existence of the prisoners, and the Lebanese government has ignored the issue. The day-long programme also included prayers and a Mass celebrated for the intention of the prisoners. Source: Fides
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