LATIN BISHOP OF RIO DE JANEIRO PARTAKES IN SUNDAY MASS IN RESHMAYA: A VISIT FILLED WITH HISTORY, KINDNESS AND FAITH

The town of Reshmaya in the Casa of Aley celebrated the return of its son, Latin Parish Bishop of Rio de Janeiro Fernando Rivan (of Maronite Lebanese origins) as he took part in presiding over Sunday Mass alongside Beirut Parish Bishop Boulos Matar at Saint Keriakos Church.

Bishop Rivan described his visit to his mother nation as “filled with history, kindness and faith,” thanking all those who contributed to its success.

“I am here representing all those who have migrated from Lebanon for decades, to thank the Lord Almighty for all the gifts and blessings He has given to Lebanon, blessings of love, hospitality and planting happiness in the hearts of everyone who visits its lands…I am sure that my grandparents are happy wherever they are today that I am visiting the land where they lived and loved…Blessings be to Saint Charbel and Our Lady of Lebanon and to all its saints,” said Rivan in his sermon.

Source: National News Agency