In a letter to Lebanese President Michel Aoun, Pope Francis hoped that the “spirit of wisdom” would support the president in rescuing the crisis-stricken country.
“I pray that the spirit of wisdom supports the President, and his assistants, illuminating the ways in front of them to lead Lebanon along the paths of peace, freedom, and joy,” wrote the Pontiff.
“Evil and death cannot have the final word on the path of life. Belief in the resurrection puts in our hearts the power of conversion in order to build a better world,” he wrote, according to a post by the President’s media office.
The Pope‘s message and prayers came as a response to a previous letter sent from Aoun.
Meanwhile, Lebanon’s top Christian cleric Maronite Patriarch Bechara Al-Rahi blasted the government on Thursday saying that the obstacles delaying the government formation were “domestic”. He blamed “irresponsibility” and “personal interests” for the continued deterioration of the country.