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Maronite Patriarch Calls on Syrians to Go Back to Their Country

Maronite Patriarch Bechara al-Rahi on Wednesday said that the Syrian refugees' presence has become a burden for Lebanon at all levels, warning that linking their return to a political solution in Syria poses a great danger to the country. “I don’t want the public opinion to think that we are against the Syrian refugees; on the contrary, we want them to return back to their homeland, to their history and culture," he said during a meeting with the newly-elected Maronite League council.