The pilot episode of CNEWA’s new TV program, ONE-to-ONE, aired from 26 November through 8 December on Catholic Faith Network.
The episode brings us the stories of various institutions in Lebanon affected by the country’s devastating political and economic collapse, exacerbated by the tragic port blast in August 2020, and some of the dedicated and faithful leaders working to piece them back together.
We hear from Sister Hadia Abi Chebli and Dr. Pierre Yared of the Lebanese Hospital Geitaoui and Sister Marlene Youssef of Immaculate Conception School, who discuss their ongoing operational challenges, such as significant staff shortages. We also learn about CNEWA’s food program and other initiatives throughout numerous crises in Lebanon, where the papal agency has been active since 1949.
Michel Constantin, CNEWA’s regional director in Lebanon, explains to viewers that the current situation in the country is the result of three driving crises: COVID-19, the Beirut port explosion and political and economic collapse.
To support CNEWA’s work in Lebanon, visit: cnewa.org/lebanon