Rahi, Hugo broach current situation

November 12, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rahi received on Thursday at Bkirki British Ambassador to Lebanon, Hugo Shorter, who came on a protocol visit.

Talks between Patriach Rahi and Ambassador Hugo dwelt on an array of ecclesiastical and social issues.

On emerging, Ambassador Hugo said that they broached the current political situation in Lebanon, and the position of the various Christian components vis-a-vis the legislative session and the election of the president of the republic.

The UK diplomat also indicated that he inquired from Patriarch Rahi about the existing relation between the Maronite Church and the Church of Rome, saying that this question is of a great importance to him.

On the other hand, Rahi met with the Secretary General of the Christian- Islamic National Dialogue Committee, Hareth Shehab, who briefed him on the existing climate of Islamic- Christian relations in Europe.