Lebanon's Hariri: pope to visit if government is formed

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Pope Francis will visit crisis-hit Lebanon but only once its fractious politicians can agree on a new government, Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri said during a visit to the Vatican on Thursday.

"I explained to His Holiness Pope Francis the problems we are suffering from and asked His Holiness to help Lebanon," Hariri told reporters in comments broadcast live on Lebanese television.

(Reporting by Imad Creidi; Editing by Gareth Jones)

04/22/2021 10:38

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