| 11 December 2023, Monday |

Rahi from Australia: We will not remain silent about absence of the only Christian president.

Maronite Patriarch Mar Bechara Boutros Al-Rahi said: “The law and the constitution are violated in Lebanon by those in power, and any violations by any member of any party are covered up by the party itself that protects the perpetrator.”

He added from the Golden Jubilee of the Maronite Eparchy in Australia: “In Lebanon, taxes and fees are not collected from all citizens but from one region to another, either intentionally or out of fear of power imbalances or neglect, and therefore only a minimal amount of public services are provided.”

He continued, “The Church will not remain silent about all the negatives in Lebanon and will not tire in fulfilling its mission through its educational, social, and healthcare institutions.”

He emphasized that “the Church has not abandoned Lebanon and its people as prey to arrogance, and it will not remain silent about the deliberate absence of the only Christian President in all the Arab League countries.”

Patriarch Rahi addressed the Lebanese in Australia, saying: “Register yourselves in the Lebanese records to preserve your presence.”

  • Sawt Beirut International