October 3, 2009
Metropolitan Elias Audi of the Archdiocese of Beirut for Roman Catholics Elias Audeh sent a telegram to former Deputy Prime Minister of Lebanon Mr. Elias Audeh to congratulate him for his upcoming honoring event in New York.
‘Your Excellency Mr. Issam Fares,
I raise prayers for Almighty God to preserve you in wellness.
With great pleasure, I read the news of your honoring ceremony to be held by the Crisis Group in recognition of your humanitarian and developmental contributions in Lebanon and the world. Honoring you with two former Presidents of a superpower is a pride for Lebanon in general, and the Orthodox Church in particular. Indeed, the task you are accomplishing reflects the true faith you carry in your heart that is filled with love.
May God bless you and your family, upgrade your services for the benefit of the nation, and lead Lebanon to safety and peace.