Maronite Patriarch, Cardinal Beshara Boutros Rahi, called Monday during New Year's message for forming a mini-cabinet, saying: "We are convinced of forming a mini-government comprised of competent specialists who are impartial to take on State responsibilities and able to work immediately on solving the country's crises."
Rahi urged Lebanese officials to show responsibility in carrying out the necessary reforms in public sector and reduce the deficit away from the political sectarian interference.
"Policians should lead the state and public administrations out of partisan, political and sectarian subordination to be replaced with loyalty to the country and the interest of the citizens, and put an end to financial and political corruption and protect public money from waste and theft," Rahi added.
From Isaiah perspective, family and community heads must work together for the absolute good so that divine grace, truth, justice and peace prevail in this World, Rahi concluded.
Following the mass, felicitators paid a visit to the Patriarch.
Source: National News Agency