Christian Leaders to Meet in Bkirki Wednesday

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A meeting expected on Wednesday between Lebanon’s main Christian parties and MPs in Bkirki, at the invitation of Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi, “will be held on time” and is expected to discuss the delayed government formation besides other issues, al-Joumhouria daily said.

Despite a health condition that prompted the Patriarch’s brief hospitalization, Rahi assured that the “Maronite summit” is going to be held on time, said the newspaper.

Unnamed sources told the daily that “Rahi is in good health. The summit is more than necessary and there is no reason for its postponement. The situation in the country is very difficult.”

The sources assured that Bkirki invited only the Christian leaders and MPs affiliated with them “not to form a sectarian front, but to press for the resolution of the crises including the crisis of forming the government."

After Rahi last week stressed the need for Maronite leaders to meet, the secretariat of the Maronite patriarchate on Saturday officially called for the meeting to discuss Lebanon’s political, economic and social situation.

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