Beshara Rahi criticized Naturalization Decree

Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Beshara Rahi criticized Sunday the naturalization decree, saying “it contradicts with the preamble of the Lebanese Constitution, which categorically and clearly stipulates that there will be no division or resettlement.”

In his sermon during Mass service in Bkirki this morning, Rahi stressed that Lebanese citizenship should be granted to those of Lebanese origin only, and criticized the international community for not encouraging Syrian refugees to return to their homeland.