On Patriarch Sfeir’s Passing

U.S. Embassy Beirut is deeply saddened by the news of the passing of His Beatitude Patriarch Emeritus Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir, staunch advocate of Lebanon’s sovereignty and independence.

We offer our heartfelt condolence to the Lebanese people, and especially the Maronite community, for the loss of this national spiritual symbol, who played a pivotal role during key stages of Lebanon’s history.