Rai from airport hopes Giraud succeeds in his mission

FEBRUARY 3, 2015 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Maronite Patriarch Mar Bechara Boutros Rai hoped on Tuesday the French envoy to Lebanon, Francois Giraud, would succeed in his mission.

His Eminence’s words came before leaving Rafic Hariri International airport to Rome to participate in the meetings of Cardinals’ council and a number of papal councils in which he is a member.

Responding to a question about the attack against the Lebanese visitors’ bus in Damascus, Rai expressed sorrow for every incident that claims the lives of innocent people in specific, adding “the world cannot continue in this state of violence, war, killing and destruction.”