Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi on Sunday lashed out at “those who are using their political influence to obstruct Cabinet meetings and the course of the judicial investigation into the port blast disaster.”
“We cannot accept a government that paralyzes itself. Are obstructors testing what the reactions would be should they later decided to block parliamentary and presidential elections?” al-Rahi wondered in his Sunday Mass sermon.
“How can there be proper governance without a judiciary that is independent from politics and sectarianism?” the patriarch asked.
He added: “We categorically reject the obstruction of Cabinet meetings contrary to the constitution… and for unpatriotic and suspicious objectives that are against the interest of the state and the people.”