Lebanese people are still waiting for justice a year after the powerful blast in the port of Beirut, said Catholicos Aram I on Sunday, August 1, following a requiem service for the victims.
“Justice cannot be sacrificed to political considerations and personal calculations,” His Holiness said in statements aired on Cilicia TV. “The explosion in the port of Beirut not only caused enormous destruction and many victims, but also it clearly showed the negligent and unscrupulous attitude of certain government officials in the performance of their duties.”
The people, the Catholicos said, “demands accountability and justice.”
The explosion of 2,750 tons of ammonium nitrate on August 4, 2020, left more than 200 dead and injured more than 7,000 of people, causing massive material damages throughout the city.