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SYNOD OF MARONITE CHURCH CALLS FOR ECONOMIC RESCUE PLAN

Upon an invitation by Maronite Patriarch, Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rahi, the Synod of the Maronite Church Bishops convened in Bkirki on Saturday, calling on officials to put an economic rescue plan to improve the country's situation.

In an issued statement following the meeting, conferees said that the agreement on a new electoral law saved Lebanon from a political and constitutional crisis.

The prelates also discussed the increased number of Syrian refugees living in Lebanon, noting that more than 1.5 million refugees threaten Lebanon's social and economic structure.

Talks also centered on the need to adopt a reform plan for public administrations, protect public funds, reactivate supervisory boards and apply the principles of competency and integrity in public services.

On the other hand, conferees saluted the sacrifices of the Lebanese Army and Security Forces for their exerted efforts in preserving Lebanon's security and sovereignty.

Source: National News Agency