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Bombs Silence Catholic Radio in Lebanon

Bombs Silence Catholic Radio in Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon, JULY 30, 2006 ( Radio MNS, an Arabic Catholic radio station, was one of the many means of communication recently silenced by Israeli bombs in Lebanon.

"The station functioned without interruption since its creation 12 years ago," said the radio's founder, Marie Sylvie Buisson, in statements to ZENIT.

Radio MNS was partially destroyed by bombs Sunday of last week, as were numerous Lebanese means of communication.

Buisson explained that the radio had broadcast prayer and the Mass in Arabic 14 hours a day, and "covered Lebanon, Syria, southern Turkey, eastern Iraq, northern Palestine and Jordan."

She said that she hopes that, after the current crisis in Lebanon ends, the radio will find financial support "to begin again its apostolate, which makes the Word of Christ present in this delicate region of the world."

The radio station, whose president is Melkite-Greek Archbishop Joseph Kallas of Beirut and Jbeil, has the approval of the Assembly of Catholic Patriarchs and Bishops of Lebanon.


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