NNA – Maronite Patriarch, Cardinal Beshara Boutros al-Rahi, affirmed during the Mass of the Martyrs of the Beirut Port this afternoon, that “we are here to witness to the unity of Christians and Muslims in loyalty to Lebanon alone.”
He added that “the countries participating in the Paris conference to help Lebanon are much appreciated,” believing that “the world’s response to Lebanon begins with saving it economically and financially, and by holding an international conference for Lebanon that declares its neutrality and sets a mechanism for implementing international resolutions, even if that requires issuing new resolutions.”
“No matter how much the political group turns a blind eye to reality, it will not be able to conquer the people indefinitely,” the Patriarch asserted, adding that “the issue is a matter of time, and saving Lebanon will inevitably come.”
“We do not want fighting, or battles, or wars. We have a surplus of wars, martyrs and resistance, so let us move towards freedom and peace, and steer the maps that are being woven for the Middle East away from our historical entity,” underlined al-Rahi.