Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi called upon Lebanese officials to maintain national unity and to stop “destructive” political bickering, the National News Agency reported on Sunday.
“We raise the Lebanese peoples’ righteous cry and just demands for economic development and securing the basic rights of housing, education, health care and food,” said al-Rahi during a sermon marking Father's Day.
“We call upon officials to stop destructive political bickering and to maintain national unity,” he added.
Rahi’s comments came in light of disagreements between political parties over Cabinet portfolios.
According to reports, a new government would be formed by PM-designate Saad Hariri following Eid al-Fitr.
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