Maronite Patriarch Says the Lebanese Already Living in Austerity

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Maronite Patriarch Says the Lebanese Already Living in Austerity

Maronite Patriach Bechara al-Rahi on Friday admitted that it might not be possible to resolve all the problems facing Lebanon, stressing, however, that it would be enough to do something, even if on a limited scale, in order to reinforce people's steadfastness and boost their sense of belonging to their country.

“It is true that we are going through difficult conditions, but we must be patient. We must serve as a beacon of hope during these dire economic phase during which they keep talking about austerity, while people are already experiencing it unwillingly as they are living in hunger and deprivation,” al-Rahi said.

The Patriarch called for optimism despite hardships, hoping that the government's electricity plan and the budget would usher in the reforms that the country needs.

Source: Kataeb.org