On the day before Hariri is scheduled to meet the Pope in The Vatican, Gebran Bassil visited Lebanon’s top Christian cleric, Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros Al-Rahi, in Bkerki.
During the meeting, he reiterated that he will continue the struggle for the rights of the Christians. “If Christ had given up, there would be no Christianity,” he said, as though comparing himself to Jesus.
It is uncertain if Gebran Bassil‘s sectarian statement meant that he has been “struggling” for the human and civil rights of the Christians in Lebanon, which hasn’t been the case.
All people of all sects in Lebanon have been deprived of the very basic right to live with dignity under his ruling party. Thus, the Lebanese Revolution which he and his party vehemently oppose.
It remains that his claim of “struggling” could have meant just for the seats his FPM party insists to have in the yet-to-be-formed government.
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