Maronite Patriarch, Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rahi, presided Sunday over the Grand Lenten Mass, which coincided with the launching of the Lebanese Caritas Lent Campaign, at the Chapel of the Patriarchal Seat in Bkirki.
In his religious sermon, the Patriarch highlighted the importance of Lebanon’s human resources, which are sustainable thanks to Lebanon’s pluralistic and open environment. He deemed that these factors empower Lebanon to compete on both the regional and global levels, and in all areas.
Al-Rahi urged Lebanese officials to invest in these human resources through establishing political and socio-economic stability, and promoting the financial, digital knowledge, oil and gas sectors.
Referring to the areas in which the Lebanese have excelled on the local and foreign scenes, the Patriarch prayed for the development of man and society.
At the end of the Mass, Patriarch Rahi honored Minister of Information, Melhem Riachi, as well as the foreign ambassadors attending the Mass and the former Caritas Presidents, by presenting them with honor shields as a token of appreciation for their contribution and efforts in serving humanity.
Source: National News Agency