» 09/18/2006, 00.00
Moderate voices in Lebanon urge people to read what the Pope actually said
The Shia mufti of Tyre urges people to what Benedict XVI said with calm and serenity. Patriarch Sfeir sees political motivations behind the reactions in some Muslim quarters.
Christian and Muslim religious leaders appeal for dialogue, reject violence
The Maronite and Greek-Melkite patriarchs and the deputy chief of the Higher Islamic Shiite Council call on political leaders to promote peace, tolerance and openness as well as ways to stop emigration, especially among the young.
Lebanon is deeply divided and those responsible worry only about own interests, says Card Sfeir
Maronite Synod ends with 41 bishops from around the world attending. Patriarch meets High Shiite Council deputy chairman.
Hezbollah, proxy in someone else's fight, says Sfeir
For the Maronite patriarch, the recent conflict was a war imposed on Lebanon by the United States and Israel on the one hand, and Iran and Syria on the other. Most Shiites are not with Hezbollah when it places itself outside the state, says mufti of Tyre.
Finger pointed at Hizbollah over army helicopter attack
Where and how the attack occurred place responsibility on the Party of God, which has not yet said anything about it. Lebanon’s governing majority wonders whether there are insuperable borders between the Republic of Lebanon and the state of Hizbollah. Two scenarios are formulated about why the incident took place.
17/09/2006 ISLAM VATICAN
Amid criticism and violence the first balanced views about the Pope's speech appear
Former Iranian President Khatami and current Indonesian President Susilo warn against jumping to conclusions.
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