Rome Newsroom, Sep 14, 2021 / 14:00 pm
The leader of Lebanon’s Maronite Catholics has welcomed the formation of a new Lebanese government after 13 months of political stalemate.
Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai congratulated Prime Minister Najib Mikati, President Michel Aoun, and the new cabinet of 24 ministers in a social media post that wished the government success in carrying out reforms and improving the living conditions for all Lebanese people.
The formation of a government paves the way for a potential papal visit to Lebanon.
Pope Francis previously said that he wanted to visit Lebanon once its leaders formed a government.