Maronite Bishops: Paralysis Sign of Weakness in National Will

The Council of Maronite Bishops on Wednesday urged the Lebanese to pray for rain and said the paralysis in constitutional institutions are signs of weaknesses in national will.

“Paralysis in constitutional institutions and waiting for external solutions are signs of weaknesses in national will,” Monsignor Youssef Toq said following the bishops’ monthly meeting.

He said the bishops called for consultations among Lebanese officials and agreement on fateful issues.

The statement also touched on a looming environmental crisis. “We call for the appropriate measures to preserve the environment and … urge believers to pray for rain,” it said.