Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi voiced calls on Lebanon's politicians and officials to ensure “economic, livelihood, security and moral stability” for the entire Lebanese, the National News Agency reported on Saturday.

“For the sake of stability, state officials must undertake an economic renaissance, approve the state's budget in order to balance revenues and expenses, put an end to financial and political corruption and protect public money from waste and theft,” said al-Rahi during an inauguration ceremony of a pastoral complex in Tannourine.

The Patriarch has also urged the government “to work hard to gradually fulfill public debt, and reduce political interference in public administrations and the judiciary and maintain the integrity of the latter.”

Ensuring the good performance of employees, is necessary added al-Rahi pointing out that those who prove to be conscientious must be “rewarded and promoted.”

Naharnet