Maronite Patriarch, Cardinal Bshara Butros al-Rai, wished Sunday that all state officials would practice their authority and duties in the light of truth, so that all people can be blessed with goodness, justice, peace and respect for their rights and human dignity.
"If all those responsible for public affairs could test the beauty of truth that liberates, they would free themselves from their illegal material interests and narrow calculations, and would value the liberals who derive their strength from their competence, morality, integrity and respect for the law," said al-Rai.
The Patriarch's words came during Sunday Mass held in Bkirki, which was attended by Foreign Affairs Minister, Gebran Bassil, and more than 1500 young men and women of the "Maronite Youth Diaspora" in America, Argentine, Australia, Colombia, France, Cyprus, Ukraine, Africa, Egypt, Syria, Jordan, Palestine and the Holy Lands.
Al-Rai urged the youthful generations in Lebanon and abroad "to harbor no fears because they are in the heart of God," and to "remain steadfast and courageous, testifying to the truth for the sake of building a better society."
Source: National News Agency