Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: ASIA/LEBANON – 10 Christians and 7 Muslims (4 Shiites and 3 Sunnis) among the ministers of the next Lebanese government
Beirut – Almost three months after the resignation of the government led by Saad Hariri, in a political and social climate still marked by unresolved tensions, Lebanon is preparing to have a new government team, led by the Sunni, Hassan Diab , 60 years old, former professor at the American University of Beirut. The new executive will be formed by the Premier and 19 ministers, 13 men and 6 women. Also this time, from a confessional point of view, the government team will represent a projection of the composite Lebanese religious map: among the 19 new ministers there will be 4 Maronite Christians, 4 Shiite Muslims, 3 Sunni Muslims, 3 Greek Orthodox Christians, 2 Druze, 2 Greek Catholic Christians and an Armenian Orthodox Christian.