Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rahi on Tuesday received in Bkirki a delegation of the French Senate, led by the Senator of Vendee, Bruno Retailleau.
The delegation took up with Patriarch Rahi an array of matters related to the Christian presence in the East, in general, and Lebanon in particular.
The delegation included senators from Charente, Vilaine et Ile and Morbihan, as well as the French Ambassador, Bruno Foucher.
After highlighting the importance of their meeting with the Patriarch, Senator Retailleau said: “As a Senate delegation, we form a support group for Eastern Christians”, stressing “Christian presence is vital in the East.”
Senator Retailleau hailed Rahi’s relentless efforts for the sake of peace in Lebanon and this torn- apart region of the world, expressing appreciation of his important role which he played to secure the return of Prime Minister Saad Hariri when he was in Riyadh.
The delegation also informed Rahi about the situation of Iraqi Christians in Mosul region from Nineveh and Qaraqosh.
Source: National News Agency