Al-Rahi: Lebanon was 'Switzerland of the East' during Christian influence
Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi re-iterated Friday his call for Lebanon's neutrality, during his visit to Australia.
Al-Rahi expressed his fear for Lebanon's "positive" neutrality, "which is at the core of its identity and would keep it away from regional and international conflicts."
"During the Christians' influence, Lebanon was the Switzerland of the Middle East," al-Rahi said, criticizing those who are obstructing the election of a "Maronite president."
"No force can stop them," al-Rahi said. "I don't know why (they are obstructing the vote) since there are two candidates.”