Sayegh Hails Cardinal Sfeir as Saint in Heaven, Historic Figure on Earth

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Sayegh Hails Cardinal Sfeir as Saint in Heaven, Historic Figure on Earth

Kataeb's Deputy-President Salim Sayegh on Wednesday hailed the late Patriarch Emeritus Nasrallah Sfeir as a man who referred to "divine" wisdom not the earthly one, saying that he was always eager to preserve national unity while pinpointing what's wrong.

“The patriarch cared about the unity of the Lebanese and Christians, but did not want it to be based on falsehood. Therefore, he always spoke the truth and had a remarkable flexibility in dealing with others, while, at the same time, being an extremist when it came to constants,” Sayegh said in an interview with Voice of Lebanon radio station.

Sayegh praised the late Patriarch as a steadfast man, adding that he never changed his stances in order to please anyone nor tolerated the destructive lust for power.

"He was convinced that Lebanon cannot be governed through a unilateral proposal, but rather through a historic settlement, unlike the ones being sealed at the present time."

“He has taken the road of sainthood in heaven and entered history in his nation on earth ," he said.

Source: Kataeb.org