Al-Rahi, Patriarchs of the Orient to Meet Obama on Sidelines of Washington Conference

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Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi and the patriarchs of the Orient are expected to hold talks with U.S. President Barack Obama on the sidelines of a conference in Washington.

The conference, which will be held on September 9,10 and 11, aims at discussing the situation in the Middle East and the conditions of Christians, As Safir newspaper reported on Thursday.

An organization called “In Defense of Christians” will be hosting the summit.

The newspaper said that the patriarchs of the Orient will meet with Obama, who will attend the conference.

Sources close to the Patriarchate told the daily that there's “no need to hold a private meeting with Obama as long as there will be a broad meeting with the patriarchs of the Orient.”

As Safir newspaper reported that al-Rahi will also carry out several pastoral visits to various areas in the U.S.

He will be accompanied by Bkirki spokesperson Walid Ghayad and Bishop Boulos Sayyah.



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Default-user-icon kazan (Guest) 04 September 2014, 09:40

Also , might be even more important, to meet with all other religious heads of the orient , and to ensure coopertation to stop these carnages ,and preach that harming civilians based on religious differences is the biggest sin and should be punished on earth and in hel.