Rahi concludes his visit to Qatar, lauds its Emir’s stances

Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Bshara Boutros al-Rahi ended his pastoral visit to the State of Qatar on Sunday afternoon, praising the positions of its Emir, Tamim ben Hamad Al Thani, and his great generosity and warm hospitality. Al-Rahi lauded the Qatar...

Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Bshara Boutros al-Rahi ended his pastoral visit to the State of Qatar on Sunday afternoon, praising the positions of its Emir, Tamim ben Hamad Al Thani, and his great generosity and warm hospitality.

Al-Rahi lauded the Qatari Prince's "balanced, kind and peaceful speech, in which he calls for understanding between peoples and nations." He also thanked the Emir for "singling out Lebanon with a special word of appreciation, due to the Lebanese expatriate community living and working with great loyalty to Qatar."

"His Highness Prince Tamim loves Lebanon and the Lebanese, and has expressed his great joy at the ability of Lebanon, and the unity of its people, in overcoming the difficult stage witnessed in the region," said al-Rahi. He added that the Prince has always deemed Lebanon as "a unique, democratic and co-existence country with liberties, while pointing to the role it has to play in the region."

Praising Qatar's remarkable advancement and the keen concern of its leaders towards their people, the Patriarch called on Lebanese officials to render Lebanon "a regional paradise, and to pledge utter loyalty and love to it."

Al-Rahi concluded by expressing a word of sincere appreciation to the Qatari State Prince and officials for ensuring his visit's success, with the blessings of Saint Charbel.

Source: National News Agency