Maronite Bishops; election of new president is the solution

SEPTEMBER 3, 2014 (REFERRING TO THE NATIONAL NEWS AGENCY – LEBANON) The Maronite Bishops Council felt sorry for the parliament’s failure to elect a new president, considering that the election of a new President is the only solution to all pending issues.

“The President of the Republic is a president for all the Lebanese and the guarantor of the state’s unity,” a statement said after the bishops’ regular meeting under the chairmanship of Patriarch Rahi at Diman.

Conferees expressed concern over the outcome that the employees’ demands reached, fearing this might cause vertical rupture that would lead to dangerous results.

The statement requested the release of the rest of the kidnapped soldiers, calling to support the cabinet’s wisdom in dealing with this file.