Geagea: Relations between Hezbollah, Aoun are commercial

Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea said in a statement on Thursday that his ties with the top Christian spiritual leader in Lebanon , Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros al-Rai are back to normal. “The ties with Rai are now warmer and I will meet with him once the security situation allows it

Chamoun calls Rai’s statements on Syria, Hezbollah “a fatal sin”

National Liberal Party leader MP Dori Chamoun told Al-Liwaa newspaper in remarks published on Monday that Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros al-Rai’s statements on Syria and Hezbollah’s arms are “a fatal sin.” “Rai has abandoned the Lebanese people’s principles… and the Syrian regime has abandoned the Christians,”

March 14: Hope Bkirki remains above aligning with any team

Fares Soueid, Coordinator of March 14 General Secretariat told Voice of Lebanon on Monday that he hopes “Bkirki remains above political rhetoric and above aligning with any team.” “We did not hear the patriarch reiterate the political positions that he said from Paris or Baalbek during his visit to South Lebanon

Patriarch Rai claims his statements were taken out of context

Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros al-Rai said on Tuesday during a visit to the Metn town of Al-Arbaniyya that his recent ( controversial) statements were taken out of context and that the patriarchate “cannot relinquish any party and does not want to eliminate or marginalize any party, because Lebanon needs all its citizens, parties and sects.”

Rai, Sarkozy to discuss ways to protect Lebanon, Syria Christians

Maronite Patriarch Mar Bishara Boutros al Rai , who traveled to France to meet with President Nicolas Sarkozy and French officials took with him a study on the situation of Christians in Lebanon that includes 5 items, all relating to the protection of Christians in Lebanon and the reflection of the crisis in Syria on […]