Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Prominent Saint Louis Catholics trapped in Lebanon - UPDATED

See the article: St. Louisans in Lebanon can view violence but feel secure. Father Lawrence Biondi of the Society of Jesus, and president of Saint Louis University, is trapped in Beirut, Lebanon, with Father Andre Mhanna, rector of Saint Raymond's Maronite Catholic Cathedral in Saint Louis.
Mhanna estimated that about 15 other families from his church in St. Louis are also trapped in Lebanon because most travel has been blocked by Israeli forces.
They can view the rocket attacks from their hotel.

UPDATE 19 Jul 2006 11:47 AM CDT: Fr. Biondi evacuated to Cyprus. Fr. Mhanna is staying behind with family.

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