Al-Rahi: Spiritual Christian Spring Will Pave Way for Arab Spring

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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.

Comments 6
Missing lqu7 16 September 2012, 16:43

Good one by the Batrak, he nailed it! The true Arab Spring shall not be defined by those filthy bearded cavemen trying to spread a hateful and Nazi doctrine known as Wahabism.

Default-user-icon Beeroot (Guest) 16 September 2012, 20:11

If you go to a church with one door and at the end the crowd want to go out. There will be a huge traffic jam. But if the Church had 2 doors it would be easier for the crowd to get out. It is always better for people to have a choice. Having 2 camps has its benefits as well. Besides we christian in Lebanon and in the Middle East are based on coexisting with our muslim brothers.

Thumb chrisrushlau 16 September 2012, 20:13

I think the one thing we can all agree on, and on which we can base a united and secure future, is that democracy is a very bad idea.

Missing sibleen 17 September 2012, 09:06

Democracy is a bad idea, but I would love to know why you think so.

Missing sibleen 17 September 2012, 15:28

Great answer

Missing sibleen 17 September 2012, 15:29

So what is the alternative to democracy ?