DIMAN, Lebanon: The Council of Maronite Bishops launched a scathing attack on Prime Minister Najib Mikati’s government Wednesday, warning that the deteriorating economic situation and lack of decision-making could lead to Lebanon’s collapse. The “deep political divisions … lack of a clear, unified vision … putting personal and sectarian interests before national interests … lack of respect for the rules of democracy … the adoption of malicious policies … and reciprocal crippling [acts] … lead to paralysis,” the bishops said at the end of their monthly meeting in Diman, north Lebanon. [Link]