Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Bshara Butros al-Rahi considered that "Washington is capable of assisting Lebanon by separating it from surrounding conflicts."
"We demand a Saudi-Iranian understanding that liberates Lebanon from the repercussions of their differences and disputes," added al-Rahi.
The Patriarch's words came during his visit to Saint John's Parish in Buffalo-New York, where he chaired a Mass service on Thursday evening.
Al-Rahi expressed his gratitude for the warm welcome by American official authorities and the Lebanese expatriate community. He touched on the prevailing situation in Lebanon and the Middle East, while raising prayers for the sake of all suffering people who are struggling through difficult times in this part of the world.
"The ongoing wars in the Middle East pose a threat to our Eastern, Oriental identity, as well as our Lebanese and Christian identity," said Al-Rahi.
He added: "For this reason, we urge the international community to end the war in Syria and find a solution to the Palestinian cause, so that all refugees can return to their homeland."
"Protecting Lebanon denotes a doorway of hope for the Middle East as a whole," al-Rahi underscored.
Source: National News Agency