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Mufti suggests Muslim-Christian pact to Rai

Patriarch Beshara Rai, right, receives Grand Mufti of Lebanon Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani in Bkirki, Tuesday, May 13, 2014. (The Daily Star/Maronite Patriarchate Bkerke, HO)

BEIRUT: Lebanon’s Grand Mufti Sheikh Mohammad Rashid Qabbani Tuesday presented a proposed Muslim-Christian pact to Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai.

The mufti, who headed a delegation of sheikhs visiting Rai in Bkirki, said his proposal came in the wake of attacks against churches in the region, citing Iraq and Egypt.

He said he shared Rai’s concern that “some are working on destroying ties between Muslims and Christians in the Middle East.”

The pact could help preserve partnership between Muslims and Christians in the region, the mufti said.

The pact, which would be signed by religious officials from various sects in Lebanon, calls for preserving coexistence in Lebanon. It aims to enhance the positive role of diversity of sects in Lebanon.





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