Maronite Patriarch Bechara Rahi welcomed on Monday at his Bkerki residence, Syriac Catholic Patriarch of Antioch Ignatius Youssef III Younan, who offered Rahi well-wishes marking the holidays.
The Maronite Patriarch then received a delegation representing the Political Bureau and leadership of the Iraqi Babylon movement headed by Secretary-General, Rayan Al-Kildani.
“This is a very important first visit to unite Christian ranks, especially in Lebanon; it is the first visit of Iraqi Christian parties to Lebanon,” Al-Kildani said.
“God willing, we will pay similar visits to Syria and Oman in an attempt to bring Christian views closer, and we will request the opening of a coordination office between Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, and other countries,” he added.
“We appreciate the presence of clergymen like Patriarch Rahi, who deeply understands the Christian situation,” Al-Kildani concluded.