Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi urged Lebanese officials on Sunday to help the people preserve their land by resolving the problems that lead to property sales and emigration. In his sermon, al-Rahi said the Lebanese constitution’s preamble states that “Lebanese territory is one for all Lebanese.” “Every Lebanese shall have the right to live in any part thereof and to enjoy the rule of law wherever he resides,” it says. “There shall be no segregation of the people on the basis of any type of belonging, and no fragmentation, partition, or settlement of non-Lebanese in Lebanon.” [Link] condemns the sale of Lebanese lands to foreigners, and asks Lebanese to think wisely before doing so. Lebanon is our land and it is our responsibility to preserve it.