Pope Francis mourns Sfeir: A free and courageous man

Thu 16 May 2019 at 19:57 Politics

NNA - Pope Francis granted the Apostolic Blessing to the late Patriarch Emeritus Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir, and to all his family and loved ones at his funeral in Bkerke, represented by Cardinal Leonardo Sandri.

Cardinal Sandri then presented on behalf of the Pope his condolences to the sons of the Maronite Church, which the late Patriarch has served and protected with utmost care and love for many years.

"He was a free and courageous man who has carried out his mission in difficult conditions, defending the sovereignty and independence of his country and will remain a radiant face in the history of Lebanon," he said.

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