Sunday, February 27, 2011

Saint Marun statue in the Vatican

Comrade Badr Al-Hajj sent me this (I cite with his permission):  "Michel Suleiman and his family accompanied by few of his Maronite followers were in Rome last week to celebrate the uncovering the statue of Mar Maroun in the Vatican. The Arabist for one night Nasrallah Sfeir the Maronite patriarch was also there.  The funny thing is that when they uncover the statue, it turned out to be it is a gift from Antoine Chuweiri Foundation. Every Lebanese knows the secterian Lebanese forces finiancer Choweiri who died last year. So when tourists are going to see the statue of the "Maronite Saint" they will read the name of another Maronite Saint. What a coincident.  Shakespeare was right: " Some rise by sin and some by virtue fall". have a nice day."