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Lebanon Celebrates St. Maroun Day as Aoun, Berri Attend Gemmayzeh Mass

Lebanon Celebrates St. Maroun Day as Aoun, Berri Attend Gemmayzeh Mass

09 Feb 2018

Lebanon - President of the Republic Michel Aoun, First Lady Nadia Aoun and House Speaker Nabih Berri Friday attended a Mass to celebrate St. Maroun Day, the patron saint of the Maronite community.

Senior political, security and religious officials gathered at the St. Maroun Church in Gemmayzeh amid heavy security to attend a mass presided over by Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Beshara Boutros Rahi.

Prime Minister Saad Hariri did not attend the Mass, as he is out of the country.

Rahi deemed in his sermon that due to the sacrifices of the Lebanese officials we have a capable and productive state.

"The sacrifices of political officials helped in building a capable and productive state, a country loved by its people, rich in its heritage, and proud of its history. These sacrifices are enough to meet the challenges," Rahi said.

In this connection, Rahi listed two main challenges facing the Lebanese officials, the first being, the promotion of the coexistence and, the second, building of a modern democratic state.

"The first challenge (for politicians) is to promote the coexistence...and the second challenge is to build a modern democratic state that protects the formula of coexistence, and reconciling citizenship with individuals and pluralism for the community," he concluded.


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