Al-Rahi: Spiritual Christian Spring Will Pave Way for Arab Springإقرأ هذا الخبر بالعربية
Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi noted on Sunday that Pope Benedict XVI visited Lebanon at a time when the Middle East is witnessing “radical changes that are threatening its stability and security.”
He said: “The spiritual Christian spring will pave the way for the desired Arab Spring in the Middle East.”
He made his declaration during Sunday mass at downtown Beirut that was headed by Pope Benedict XVI.
“The 2010 Middle East Synod has entered the region into the heart of the spiritual Christian spring,” he told the pontiff before a crowd of over 350,000.
“Your visit offers Christians in the region a sense of safety at a time instability,” remarked al-Rahi.
“This visit carries a message of peace that world and Middle East long for,” he stressed.