Holy Land Journey: Lebanon Migrant Center Visit

Bishop Gerald Kicanas, vice president of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, is in Lebanon and blogging about his travels for Catholic News Service. From his Friday post:

“It means so much to see the church aligned with the poor and the marginalized. Caritas Lebanon and Catholic Relief Services work hard to be present to those struggling and in need of support to assist and to empower them.”

“In Lebanon, the Migrant Center reaches out to serve people, mostly women, from Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Ethiopia, Nepal, Sudan, Somalia, Madagascar, Bangladesh, Iraq and, of course, the Palestinian Territories. When Caritas Lebanon first got involved it had only one office and three people being served. This year there are 10 offices serving 110 people. They also serve a detention center with 500 people housed in a former garage, a bleak place where people struggle to retain their human dignity.”

Read the full post here.

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