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BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon’s Christian authorities slammed politicians on Sunday for failing to remedy an economic meltdown that has left many poor, piling pressure on the country’s leaders as it spirals deeper into crisis. FILE PHOTO: A man searches through a garbage bin in Beirut, Lebanon, June 30, 2020. Picture taken June 30, 2020. REUTERS/Mohamed Azakir/File Photo. In a sermon, Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros Al-Rai, the top Christian cleric, accused politicians of thinking only of their own vested interests and urged the president to take action. “It appears politicians want to hide their responsibility in emptying the treasury and not enact any reforms,” he said. Hopes of salvatio... Full story

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