After his successful visit to France, Maronite Patriarch Rai headed to the United States on his first official visit. Lebanese residing in the US held several ceremonies in honor of the Patriarch. During one of the ceremonies held in the US city of Saint Louis, MissouriLebanon’s Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros Al-Rai said on Sunday that he does not follow any party, but on the contrary he is followed by them." 


He added, in response to the controversies that arose due to his past statements, that the Patriarch’s only allegiance is to Lebanon and that  “Whoever wants freedom and truth should follow the patriarch".


It is worthy noting that U.S Congressman Dennis Kucinich attended the mass held by Patriarch Rai.