Rahi says unity is strength, division is weakness

Our unity cannot be manipulated because in unity there is strength and in division there is weakness," Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Bechara Boutros said today to a delegation from Tannourine who came to see him this morning.

Rahi added that "Prime Minister Rafiq Hariri said that he could not see Lebanon without its Christians, and therefore we need to maintain our unity."

The prelated noted that "politicians can argue in politics as much as they want, and this is normal, because Lebanon is a democratic country where there is a pluralism of views and cultures."

Touching on the economic situation, the Patriarch assured that the Maronite Patriarchate was always at the side of the Lebanese to help them settle their problems, especially as the economic situation of the country is difficult.

Finally, Rahi stressed the need to preserve the Lebanese national unity.

Source: National News Agency