Lebanon’s top Christian cleric calls for international conference

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Fri, 2021-02-26 02:14

BEIRUT: Lebanon’s top Christian cleric on Thursday reiterated his call for the country’s politicians to come together to form a new government.
Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros Al-Rai wants an international conference on the issue that would protect Lebanon, the Taif Agreement, “and equality,” but his sermons are falling on deaf ears.
The country’s lawmakers have failed to agree on a new administration since the last one resigned after the devastating Aug. 4 port explosion in Beirut.

Protesters burn tires to block a road on Wednesday in Beirut during a demonstration calling for the release of anti-government activists from detention. (AP)
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