Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Beshara Rahi said on Sunday, during a mass celebrating Our Lady of Lebanon in Harissa, that the greatest menace facing Lebanon is corruption in institutions, relations between people and confessional extremism.
But all was not doom and gloom, according to Rahi, as in the face of corruption rose art, science and education. However, he lamented the exacerbated poverty due to laxness on the side of the State.
Rahi said that his visit to Brussels earlier this week was fruitful, as he explained to members of the EU Parliament the importance of the Christian presence in the Middle East.
The Cardinal prayed for peace in the region, particularly in the Syrian city of Aleppo, and for the safe return of the displaced and refugees to their own countries.
Source: National News Agency