The Maronite Bishops Council stressed on Wednesday the need to form a government capable of tackling the citizens’ concerns and thwarting dangers against Lebanon.
It said after its monthly meeting headed by Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi: “We hope that Thursday’s spiritual summit will provide a push towards achieving national unity and that the gatherers would seek to bolster coexistence between all sects.”
“We also hope that they would respect religious diversity and commit to dialogue,” the council added in a statement.
The council voiced its concern over the ongoing political crisis in Lebanon and the regional developments “that may negatively affect Lebanon on the security and economic scenes.”
It therefore called on officials to speed up the formation of a new government to safeguard the country’s sons and their future.
Addressing the recently held Maronite summit, the statement said: “It provided a step forward towards reconciliation and will hopefully bolster the role of Christians in Lebanon.”
The summit brought together Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea, Free Patriotic Movement leader MP Michel Aoun, Phalange Party leader Amin Gemayel, and Marada Movement leader MP Suleiman Franjieh
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