Patriarch John of Antioch prays for Lebanon in front of the icon of the Seidanagia Theotokos. He states that the Church of Antioch was standing by the Lebanese people who have taken to the streets to condemn the awful and dangerous conditions they live in.
The Church reminds the authorities that it is important to listen to the people and to address problems with responsibility by promoting serious dialogue between all the parties. It is also important to adopt measures in order to overcome the current crisis and to save the country from collapsing.
We want to create a better world for our children.
The Church urges all the people, who take part in the protests, to express their pain and their ambition for a better future for their country. In addition, they should remain decent and avoid actions, which are likely to make the situation worse.