Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi stressed on Sunday the need for honest dialogue and urged politicians not to tamper with the fate of the nation and the people.
In his sermon during mass in Bkirki, al-Rahi said there was no excuse for fears not to hold dialogue.
The March 14 opposition has boycotted the national dialogue, saying it would not sit at the same table with Hizbullah.
Politicians should end corruption and squandering of public funds which al-Rahi said are leading to deteriorating economic conditions and creating more poverty among the people.
They should also stop making counter-accusations and tampering with the fate of the state and its people, the patriarch added.
Al-Rahi met with Free Patriotic Movement leader Michel Aoun before presiding mass in Bkirki.