Maronite patriarch deplores conversions for sake of divorce
Written by Malek

Image result for patriarch rai - In an address to judges of ecclesiastical courts, the head of the Maronite Catholic Church deplored the conversion of Lebanese Maronites to other Christian communities or to Islam in order to obtain a divorce. In Lebanon, divorce is primarily a matter of religious rather than civil law. Lamenting the breaking of the sacred bond of marriage, Cardinal Bechara Boutros Raï said that such conversions are a “painful plague” rather than a matter of authentic religious freedom or freedom of conscience.