Patriarch Rai from Australia: Terrorist organizations are anti-religions, including Islam
Maronite Patriarch Bechara Rai met on Wednesday with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abott as he continued his pastoral visit to Sydney.
During his meeting with Abott, Rai stressed that “terrorist organizations are anti-religions, including Islam.”
Rai called on Australia to have a larger role in helping Lebanon to end the Syrian refugees crisis, which is draining the Lebanon’s resources and powers.
For his part, the Australian PM said that he is “closely” following up the situation in Lebanon and the region.
The patriarch traveled to Australia at the end of October on a two-week official visit.