On the Beirut Bombings

Attack on Beirut’s Southern Suburbs
Gregorios III says, “Everyone is responsible for this destructive chaos
That destroys people and stones!”

Following the double suicide attack that struck Beirut’s southern suburbs today, Thursday 12 November 2015, HB Gregorios III, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, of Alexandria and of Jerusalem, “appeals to the world’s conscience, because everyone is responsible for this destructive chaos that is destroying people and stones.

“We confront the international community with its responsibilities, given this conflagration that has flared up in all our countries and our region of the Middle East, heralding further wars, acts of violence, terrorism, destruction, hatred and hostility, pitting the confessions and rites of our countries against one another!

“We call upon the international community for greater unity and more consultation, so that we can finally bring to an end this war on our countries, communities, expertise in living together and holy land, cradle of religions.

“We pray for the repose of the souls of the victims, for the consolation of their families, and for the recovery of the injured.”