"More than 380,000 requests for immigration were presented to the embassies of the EU and the countries of North America."
Since the explosion in Beirut, on the 4th of August, numerous people have emigrated from Lebanon; many of them are Christians.
Secretary General of Caritas International, Aloysius John described the situation in the country as tragic.
Already four years ago, US security personnel warned of the danger associated with stored ammonium nitrate.
With death tolls reaching more than 160 and fatalities nearing 6,000, this was the final straw for many.
The Pope has joined in his appeal for international support by the Patriarch of the Maronite Catholic Church
In his message, Cardinal Rai drew attention to the severe consequences of the Beirut tragedy and the damage done to the Church