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RAHI SAYS LEBANESE ARE DISCOURAGED AND FEAR THEIR FUTURE

Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Beshara Boutros Rahi said, on Sunday, that the Lebanese people are anxious and have fears regarding their future in the country, adding that "the Lebanese are in need of a political, economic and security peace."

Rahi's words came during Sunday's Mass sermon held in Bkirki.

The Patriarch linked the 32% rise in poverty, 25% unemployment rate and the decline in the country's economic growth to the huge number of Syrian and Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon.

"How can the political forces limit their interests to coming-up with a new electoral law for the past 12 years, while neglecting the needs and sufferings of the Lebanese people?" Rahi wondered.

He noted that current crisis undermined the basis of peace and internal stability in the country, amidst the absence of any calls for ceasing wars in the region.

Source: National News Agency