During their Sunday sermons, the Maronite Patriarch, Bechara al-Rai, and the Metropolitan Archbishop of Beirut, Elias Audi, referred to the August 4 Beirut port blast.

Maronite Patriarch Bechara al-Rai demanded justice for the mothers of the victims of the Beirut port blast, while several of them attended the mass.

“As long as people still demand justice to be served, the case will not die,” he emphasized.

The patriarch regretted that “politicians are interfering with the judiciary to the point of obstruction.”

Regarding the political situation in the country, Rai blamed the root cause of the political crisis on “the violation of the constitution.”

“How is it possible to violate the constitution and not elect a president?” he wondered, asserting that there was no justification for not electing one.

For his part, the Metropolitan Archbishop of Beirut, Elias Audi, urged political leaders to let go of materialism for a common motive: saving the Lebanese people from war and economic collapse and alleviating their suffering caused by the port blast.

Audi emphasized how the August 4 tragedy would “never be erased from the memory of Beirut and its inhabitants because the wrongdoers did not pay the price. The perpetrators remain unknown, and the investigation is still underway.”

He also expressed his hope for the conflict to stop in our region and all regions affected by war.

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