The Maronite Patriarch’s gift to all his visitors.

Cardinal Rai, Patriarch of the Maronite Church and president of the APECL (Assembly of Catholic Patriarchs andBishops in Lebanon) met the Bible Society’s General Secretary, Dr. Mike Bassous, in a private audience on April 14 to discuss the Arabic Peace & Justice Bible promotion. Having his imprimatur and endorsement on the Bible, and having his patronage at its launching last June, the Patriarch has offered his full support to assure that this special Bible is reaching the right audiences. In a unique and historical partnership, the patriarch has given his approval to adopt the Peace & Justice Good News Arabic Bible as a patriarchal gift to all his visitors, mainly politicians, diplomats, juridical and security officials. The gift will be personally delivered by the Patriarch’s aids after every visit in the hopes that the recipients would read and engage with the Scriptures to promote real peace and social justice in the region.

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