Pope Francis Just Spoke Out About The Beirut Blast Saying “The Truth Can Never Be Hidden”

Vatican News

Pope Francis said on Wednesday, one day before the second anniversary of the Beirut blast, that “truth and justice can never be hidden,” referring to the obstructed investigation of the explosion.

After his month-long summer break, the Pope made this statement at the end of his weekly general audience.

As we approach the second anniversary, Pope Francis said that he was praying for the families of the victims “of that disastrous event and the dear Lebanese people.”

“I pray that each one may be consoled by faith, and comforted by justice and truth that can never be hidden,” he added.

On August 4, 2020, a huge amount of ammonium nitrate left unsupervised at the port of Beirut exploded causing one of the world’s biggest non-nuclear explosions.

The blast killed over 234 people, injured more than 6,000, and sent pressure waves across the capital.

The investigation into the disaster has been politically obstructed for months by Lebanese political powers, who have ensured so far that no truth comes out.

The Pope had been planning to visit Lebanon this past spring, but strained knee ligaments forced him to postpone the trip, and no new date has been set yet.

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