Visit to Former Lebanese PM Mr. Fouad Siniora
His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II and His Beatitude Mor Ignatius Youssef III Younan, Syriac Catholic Patriarch of Antioch, visited Former Lebanese PM Mr. Fouad Siniora at his residence in Beirut.
They were accompanied by His Eminence Mor Justinos Boulos Safar, Syriac Orthodox Patrairchal Vicar in Zahleh and Beqaa, His Excellency Mor Baselius Gergess Kass Moussa, Patriarchal Assistant and Apostolic Visitor of the Syriac Catholic, Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director, and Rev. Fr. Habib Mrad, Syriac Catholic Patriarchal Secretary.
His Beatitude conveyed the common request of giving two distinct parliament seats for the Syriac Orthodox and the Syriac Catholic.
His Holiness demanded also to lift the classification ‘minorities’ of the Syriac Christians in Lebanon.
The two patriarchs also discussedthe urgency of the presidential election, hoping that the adequate person will be chosen and help deliver Lebanon from its current difficult situation.
Mr. Siniora confirmed that Lebanon is a model of common living and co-existence and agreed to pursue the patriarchs’ demand for parliamentarian seats.