Pope Francis likely to visit Lebanon in June


Lebanon is home to one of the largest Christian communities in the Middle East that has been facing a severe economic and political crisis since 2019 and more than 80 percent of the population is living in poverty. Pope Francis is set to visit the country in June and has expressed concern over the growing crisis.

The people of Lebanon are awaiting the Pope’s visit and are eager to convey their gratitude to him for his concern and support. The Vatican has not yet confirmed the Pope’s trip but it normally confirms such visits nearer the time.
The visit is scheduled after the Lebanese parliamentary elections slated for May 15th. Pope Francis met the Lebanese President last month and the Prime Minister in November in the Vatican. He has called on the international community to support Lebanon as it is struggling to afford basic imports of food, medicine and fuel. In fact, many citizens are leaving the country en masse due to the continuing crisis.



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