Lebanon Christian patriarch slams gov over Beirut port blast

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Lebanon’s top Christian cleric on Thursday denounced his country’s government for failing to bring to justice those responsible for the Beirut port explosion, marking the huge blast’s second anniversary with demands for accountability. Maronite Church leader Bechara Boutros Al-Rai, in a mass commemorating its scores of victims, said God condemned officials who were stalling investigations that the government had no right to block. The blast flattened swathes of the city on 4 August 2020, killing at least 220 people. One of the largest non-nuclear explosions in history, it was caused by massive…

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