Religious leaders gather in Bkirki: to adopt a roadmap that begins with election of President

Posted on Aug 31, 2015

Religious leaders finally called to place national interest above all considerations and to cling to the principles of Christianity, to prevent Lebanon’s plunging into the unknown.

(Lebanese Republic Ministry of Information) August 31, 2015 – Religious leaders gathered at the Christian Summit in Bkirki under the chairmanship of Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros Rahi, and called upon the various political components to urgently adopt a roadmap that begins with the immediate election of a President of the Republic.

Religious leaders urged Deputies to go to the Parliament to elect a head of state, and then form a new government capable of managing the political, social, economic, and vital dossiers.

They then emphasized the importance that the current government remains in place, given the presidential vacuum.

“We must support the efforts of Prime Minister Tammam Salam, in cooperation with the Speaker of the House, Nabih Berri,” conferees said, supporting however the just demands of the people, and the pressure on the government through democratic and civilized means.

“A healthy study of priorities and the development of a plan for the steps to take in order to deal with security events and vital needs are a must,” they said.

Religious leaders finally called to place national interest above all considerations and to cling to the principles of Christianity, to prevent Lebanon’s plunging into the unknown.