Maronite Patriarch, Cardinal Beshara Boutros al-Rahi, presided over Sunday Mass service in Bkirki this morning.
In his sermon, the Patriarch urged the political and the revolting forces to contest the elections with the intention of change, not cancellation.
He added: “We look forward to the urgent necessity of holding parliamentary elections next May to present new national elites and to hold presidential elections so that every Lebanese component feels that it is a partner in the country.”
In this regard, Rahi warned against resorting to obstructing the parliamentary elections for suspicious private purposes.
He deemed that “the disruption, the increasing escalation, and the fabrication of diplomatic problems do not reassure people or friends.”
Finally, the Patriarch stressed that “there is no priority today but the cabinet meeting, but it was decided to hold a session conditioned on two items: the budget and economic recovery.”
Source: National News Agency – Lebanon