Mufti of the Republic steps up calls for ‘courageous decisions that save Lebanon’

Mufti of the Lebanese Republic, Sheikh Abdel Latif Derian, on Thursday called on Lebanese officials to find a swift rescue solution to the current political and economic situation."The current situation requires courageous and sharp decisions in favor ...

Mufti of the Lebanese Republic, Sheikh Abdel Latif Derian, on Thursday called on Lebanese officials to find a swift rescue solution to the current political and economic situation.

"The current situation requires courageous and sharp decisions in favor of Lebanon and the Lebanese," the Mufti told his visitors, amongst of which had been apostolic nuncio, Joseph Spiteri, who delivered to him Pope Francis's message on peace -- through dialogue and solidarity.

"This message is important for Lebanon. We pray for this country and its people that Lebanon will overcome the crisis it faces," the apostolic nuncio said.

United Nations Special Coordinator for Lebanon, Jan Kubis, also had an audience with the Mufti on Thursday. Discussions focused on the situation in Lebanon and the region.

Source: National News Agency