SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) Beirut Maronite Bishop, Boulos Matar, represented on Tuesday Maronite Patriarch Mar Beshara Rahi at the ordination of Sheikh Abdullatif Daryan, as the Mufti of Lebanon.
Matar, on behalf of Rahi, congratulated the Mufti and wished him success in his mission.
“We look forward to full cooperation with your Eminence, with the Higher Islamic Council over which you are presiding and with Dar Al-Fatwa, in line with the Christian- Islamic relations,” Matar said.
The Bishop made clear that coexistence ought to start first among the Christian and Islamic families to be then spread on the society.
He said that when coexistence would reign, Lebanon would rise.
Bishop Matar called on the Mufti for working together hand-in-hand to stop conflicts through building unity.
SOURCE: NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY LEBANON