The crucifix was created by Mario Khoury using the shattered wood of the doors and windows of the Maronite Archdiocese of Beirut, which was heavily damaged during the August 4 blast.
It was presented to the Pope by Father Pierre Najm, President-General of the Mariamite Maronite Order in Lebanon.
The Order announced the gesture in a statement on Thursday, in which Father Najm thanked the Pope for his interest in and love for the Order, and for Lebanon, reiterating the Order’s “commitment to its spiritual, social, national, and educational role.”
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