Lebanese patriarch welcomes Pope's support for Syrian refugees
November 12, 2012
Maronite Catholic Patriarch Beshara Rai has thanked Pope Benedict XVI for his show of solidarity with Syria and Lebanon.
The Maronite leader spoke at a Sunday Mass after Cardinal Robert Sarah arrived in Lebanon. Cardinal Sarah is acting as the Pope’s personal representative, coordinating relief agencies in responding to the needs of refugees fleeing from the fighting in Syria.
- Rai thanks pope for solidarity with Lebanon (Daily Star)
- Cardinal Sarah, in Lebanon, begins mission to help Syrian refugees (CWN, 11/8)