Maronite bishops welcome election of Lebanese president, breaking long impasse
November 03, 2016
The Maronite Catholic hierarchy has welcomed the election of Michel Aoun as president of Lebanon. The election ends a stalemate that left the country without a president for well over two years.
At a monthly assembly, the Maronite bishops—led by Patriarch Bechara Rai—offered thanks to the cooperation that had finally ended the “critical” political impasse, and called for national unity. The bishops’ statement emphasized the “huge responsibility” that the new government will face, and encouraged President Aoun to move quickly in appointing a goverment to address the nation’s political and economic needs.
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