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Tuesday, 19 August 2008 - His Beatitude Nerses Bedros XIX Condemns the Explosion in Tripoli

Beirut, Lebanon

His Beatitude Nerses Bedros XIX Catholicos Patriarch of Armenia of the Armenian Catholics strongly condemns the terrorist explosion that took place in the northern city of Tripoli which killed 9 military men of the Lebanese Army and 5 innocent civilians and injured dozens of people.

A criminal act such as this targets the Lebanese Army that has always supported the unity and the security of the country. His Beatitude stated that the terrorist crime will not shake our faith in this military institution emphasizing that the Lebanese Army with its courageous soldiers will always remain the defenders of freedom and independence.

His Beatitude expresses His condolences to the Lebanese Army Command and to the families of the victims, praying that God will receive the souls of the martyrs in the Kingdom of Heaven.  

Armenian Catholic Patriartchate


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