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Rahi at Episcopal Committee annual dinner: A strong president derives his strength from people

Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rahi categorically called on mediamen to be the buttress of the forthcoming president, saying that a strong president draws his strength from his people."

Patriarch Rahi's stance on Thursday came during his patronage of the annual dinner of Media Episcopal Committee and the Catholic Media Center at the Ambassadors Hall at the Casino du Liban, attended by Melkite Catholics Patriarch Gregory III Laham, Syriac Catholic Patriarch Joseph III Younan, Apostolic Nuncio Gabriele Caccia, Information Minister Ramzi Jreij represented by his adviser Andre Qassas, National News Agency Director Laure Sleiman Saab, and scores of official, political, media, municipal and mayoral dignitaries.

Rahi congratulated the Lebanese on the new forthcoming president, saying that joy overwhelms the Lebanese peoples' faces for having a new president on Monday after a two and a half years' vacuum.

Source: National News Agency