(MENAFN) On Sunday, Lebanese Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Bshara Boutros al-Rahi met with Emir of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, as part of his visit to Qatar in which he thanked him for his generous initiative of providing a piece of land to build the Church of St. Charbel within Doha's religious compound, and for all the facilities and courtesy in ensuring the success of his pastoral visit, Lebanon's NNA reported.
The Patriarch praised Qatar's advancement in various fields, particularly in the cultural and developmental sectors "because they are the pillars of thriving societies and proof of the State's keen concern for its youth who are the future."
In turn, Prince Tamim welcomed the Patriarch's successful visit, emphasizing that
"Qatar's belief in coexistence among all religions in the Arab world, being a unique feature."
The Qatari Prince, for his part, commended Lebanon's "national unity and solidarity in the face of the crisis that is gripping the Middle East region, which caused many repercussions on Lebanon," noting that "with the unity of its sons, Lebanon managed to maintain its security and stability."