Funeral Procession of Sfeir Arrives in Bkerki on His Birthday
The funeral procession of late Patriarch Mar Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir kicked off on Wednesday morning and arrived in Bkerki after a few hours.
The late Patriarch died at the age of 98, three days before his birthday on May 15.
As the procession convoy departed, a group of ISF members paid tribute to the deceased amid applause and scattering of roses.
Maronite Patriarch Bechara Rahi will lead prayers whilst offering incense for the deceased's soul to rest in peace.
The body of the late Patriarch was welcomed at the outer entrance of Bkerki by Maronite Patriarch Rahi, religious figures, politicians and dignitaries, and thousands of citizens from different regions.
The orchestra of the Internal Security Forces played the death anthem marking this somber occasion.