Al-Rahi says next president must have a 'vision'


Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi on Sunday stressed that the country’s next president must have a “vision” to improve the situations.

“The people need a president who would pull Lebanon out of conflicts instead of keeping it in them,” al-Rahi said in his Sunday Mass sermon.

“In this critical period, it is unacceptable to hear about candidates from here and there without seeing any vision for any candidate. Enough with surprises!” the patriarch added.

He accordingly asked about the next president’s vision to reach a “national reconciliation,” achieve “economic and financial revival,” preserve the “Lebanese entity,” implement “administrative decentralization,” organize “an international conference for Lebanon,” restore “Lebanon’s role” in the region and the world, resolve the Palestinian refugee issue, repatriate the displaced Syrians and “organize the return” of the Lebanese exiles in Israel.

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12 April 2019
Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi said “things are turning for the better” in the country and that his talks with President Michel Aoun are very “reassuring.”

Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi said Friday, after meeting with President Michel Aoun, that he “has hope now that we have a government with committed and known people.