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Maronite Patriarch: Do People Have to Stage Protests to Make Their Voices Heard?

Maronite Patriarch Bechara al-Rahi on Sunday called on officials to ease the suffering of the Lebanese people, saying that no breakthrough will be achieved unless all politicians put their personal benefits aside. “We urge officials to exert utmost efforts to end the pain that people are going through due to poverty, unemployment as well as the deplorable living conditions they are experiencing,” al-Rahi said in his weekly sermon.