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Ecumenical clergy gather in New York to pray for Lebanon

Ecumenical clergy gather in New York to pray for Lebanon

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BROOKLYN, N.Y. (CNS) -- More than 35 clerics representing the Catholic, Orthodox and Islamic faith traditions of Lebanon met in Brooklyn to pray for victims of a deadly explosion in Beirut and for an end to the decades of violence and instability in that country.

Ordained and lay participants taking part in the Aug. 25 gathering at Our Lady of Lebanon Maronite Cathedral implored the church's patroness in song, chant and prayer to restore peace and civility to the region.

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