Audi: "Those in charge have only one concern, to preserve their positions" – L'Orient-Le Jour

Metropolitan of Beirut Elias Audi lashed out at politicians in a homily he delivered yesterday at the Greek Orthodox St. George's Cathedral in downtown Beirut. He accused them of being interested only in "keeping their posts" and luring the population with "false promises".

"The ordeal we are going through shows who deserves the Kingdom of Heaven: anyone who has taken a broom, helped a disaster victim, stopped a hemorrhage, saved a person in danger of death and who did not wait days to free victims who could have stayed alive. As for those who remained sprawled on their thrones, they will be delivered to divine justice ”, affirmed Mgr Audi, rising up against those who“ think they can control the people by disseminating chaos, poverty, death and destruction. ". “The leaders of this country are only thinking about keeping their posts and are fighting to keep their shares in power. They are in one world and the lost population is in another. She is immersed in the tragedy, does not find support and wonders where are those who have showered her with promises that have turned out to be fallacious, ”he lamented.

Saying convinced that Beirut will recover, the metropolitan insisted on the fact that "it will not be possible if we abandon it and if we sell our homes to foreigners who turn with their money around the poor and see in the destruction only 'a golden opportunity for a land grab.

Metropolitan of Beirut Elias Audi lashed out at politicians in a homily he delivered yesterday at the Greek Orthodox St. George's Cathedral in downtown Beirut. He accused them of being interested only in "preserving their posts" and luring the population with "promises …



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