NNA – Maronite Patriarch, Cardinal Bechara Boutros al-Rahi, presided this morning over Sunday Mass on the occasion of the Virgin Mary’s Assumption Day at the patriarchal summer residence in Dimane.
The Patriarch called in his homily for a quick formation of the government in accordance with the constitution, fairness and equality, noting that the remaining matters are marginal.
He expressed his deepest condolences to the relatives of the victims of the Akkar explosion, praying for the speedy recovery of the injured.
In this context, al-Rahi called on the authorities to find out the causes of the explosion to prevent the recurrence of such tragic incidents.
Moreover, he called herein for not rushing convictions and cutting the way before those who sow confessional discord, awaiting the conclusion of official investigations.
In order for Lebanon to begin to return to its normal life, the Patriarch said he looked forward to new a government that belongs to the community of integrity and competence, and to the community of patriotism, courage and decision.