Lebanese internal security forces removed on Tuesday posters mocking Saudi King Abdullah in a move considered as a response to a cartoon published in a Saudi al-Watan newspaper on Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rai, according to LBC.
Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Beshara Boutros Rai reiterated on Sunday his call for a Christian Spring “We are in dire need of a Christian Spring that would spread across the Arab world, he was quoted as saying by LBC.
Lebanon’s Maronite Patriarch of Antioch and all the East Cardinal Beshara Boutros Rai participated in the inauguration ceremony of the new Greek Orthodox Patriarch of the Levant and Antioch Youhanna X Yazigi , which was held on Sunday at the Church of the Holy Cross in Syria’s Qassaa , in the heart of Damascus.
The head of Lebanon’s Maronite Catholic church, Patriarch Beshara al-Rai, prayed in an old Damascus church on Saturday for an end to Syria’s civil war. Rai, whose church has 900,000 members in Lebanon, a quarter of the country’s population, is on the first visit to Syria by a Maronite Patriarch since the independence of neighboring […]
Lebanon’s Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai’s visit to Syria this Sunday drew mixed reactions in Lebanon. While president Michel Suleiman praised it and urged against politicizing it , March 14 General Secretariat coordinator Fares Soueid rejected it on the basis that it could subject the Christians of Syria to danger.
Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros al-Rai on Thursday attacked the March 14 opposition politicians for boycotting the national dialogue talks aimed at resolving the key issues facing Lebanon.
Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros al-Rai’s got in trouble again with March 14 alliance , this time over defending Hezbollah suspects who were indicted in the assassination of former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, by the UN-backed Special Tribunal for Lebanon (STL).
Pope Benedict made six non-European prelates Roman Catholic cardinals on Saturday, chipping away at the old continent’s domination of the elite group that will one day elect his successor. The new cardinals, ranging in age from 53 to 72, are from the United States, India, Nigeria, the Philippines, Lebanon and Colombia,
by Ghassan Karam
The Maronite Patriarch, Al Rai, has demonstrated one more time why is it that men of the cloth should not deal with politics but should confine themselves to their field of expertise , religious guidance
During his sermon on Sunday Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros al-Rai condemned the blast which wounded five French peacekeepers in southern Lebanon this week, National News Agency (NNA) reported.