Caritas Lebanon President Father Michel Abboud participated in a seminar at the European Parliament in Brussels, invited by Caritas Europa, on the occasion of its thirtieth jubilee.
The seminar announced a report prepared by Caritas Europa, emphasizing the importance of involving local organizations in all countries in project implementation and training.
In his speech, Father Abboud presented the current situation of the Lebanese crisis and discussed Caritas’s message and its response to various crises, coordinating with global associations. He also addressed the situation in the south, noting that “Caritas intervenes to assist Lebanese refugees who left their villages in search of a safe place.”
Additionally, Father Abboud held meetings with officials from Caritas Europa, Belgium, and the European Union to discuss the situation in Lebanon and the needs of the people. He presided over a Mass for the Lebanese community at the Church of Saint Adrian and Saint Maron for the Antonian Monastery in Brussels. He also had a meeting with Ambassador Dr. Gilbert Majbur, during which they laid the foundations for future cooperation.
Furthermore, a cooperation protocol was signed with the Handicaps Liban association. The tour concluded with a lecture at the Carmelite Fathers’ Church titled “A Testimony about Lebanon,” addressing Lebanon’s history and its stance in facing challenges.