Cardinal al-Rahi: Reforms Achieved by Dialogue, Not impose from Outside
Feb 9, 2013
Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Mar Bechara Boutros Al-Rahi stressed that reforms are necessary in all places but reached through dialogue and cooperation.
Heading a Mass on the occasion of Saint Maron’s Feast Day at the Maronite Church in Damascus, Cardinal al-Rahi stressed that reforms are not imposed from outside countries.
He hoped local, regional and international sides will work on ending violence in Syria, praying to God to bring peace through dialogue.
“From here in Damascus, we ask all who are committing these violent acts to stop,… enough killing and displacing people from their places. They say that the reason is achieving reforms, reform are necessary in all places and for all peoples, but they are not imposed from outside, they stem from the needs of the country,” he said.
He stressed that “Reforms are achieved through dialogue, … if there should be a role for the international community, then let it be in this tendency.”
M. Nassr/ H. Sabbagh