Maronite Patriarch, Cardinal Mar Bechara Boutros Rahi, met with President Michel Aoun in Baabda, saying after the meeting that "The president is the protector of the constitution and the protector of the people. His position at the cabinet session yesterday was honorable."
"The Constitution is clear, as is Article 49. The President of the Republic takes an oath to maintain the Constitution, the sovereignty of the homeland, the unity of the people and the affairs of the State. He pledges not infringe on anyone. In the absence of the President, the country will collapse."
"If we decide to wait for a political solution to the Syrian crisis to secure the return of displaced persons to their country, will be facing the same fate as that we faced with the Palestinian file," Rahi stressed.
Source: National News Agency