Al-Rahi renews call for 'internationalizing Lebanese cause'


Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi on Sunday reiterated his call for “heading to the U.N. and world powers to rescue Lebanon before it’s too late.”

“The internationalization of the Lebanese cause is inevitable after the failure of all domestic solutions,” al-Rahi said in his Sunday Mass sermon.

“It is notable that those who are foiling the domestic solutions are the same ones who are rejecting internationalization. When the Lebanese solution is being blocked and internationalization is being rejected, this means that these parties do not want any solution for the Lebanese situation,” the patriarch lamented.

“They want Lebanon to be as they want or not be, but everyone must know that Lebanon will be like all its loyal sons want it to be,” al-Rahi went on to say.

Turning to the issue of the controversy over the latest caretaker cabinet session, the patriarch called on the government to be “careful in using powers, out of keenness on national unity and to prevent some from exploiting these meetings for political and sectarian goals.”

“The best that the government can do, especially its premier, would be work on the Arab and international levels to speed up the election of a president,” al-Rahi added.

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