Rahi from Mexico: We feel pain and shame of celebrating independence without President

November 23, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Maronite Patriarch, Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rahi, celebrated yesterday Sunday Mass in the Lebanese Club of Mexico City, in the presence of members of the Lebanese Diaspora in Mexico and several prelates.

The Patriarch expressed in his homily the pain and shame of having celebrated the second commemoration of Independence while the country remained without a president.

However, he congratulated the Lebanese on this occasion, calling on them to preserve their country and safeguard it against the storms raging in Middle Eastern countries.

SOURCE: NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY