» 01/16/2008, 00.00
For Cardinal Sfeir Lebanon’s president must be elected in accordance with Lebanon’s constitution
The Maronite patriarch criticises a proposal made by Hizbullah and General Aoun for the direct election of the head of state, saying that he supports “a Lebanese solution in the first place, an Arab solution as a second choice and an international solution as a third option.” Ruling alliance rejects Hizbullah’s call for an “Islamic government.”
A ray of hope as Moussa gets Hariri and Aoun to meet
Arab League secretary general arrives in Damascus today to get Syria to push its Lebanese allies towards a deal. “Father, Forgive them, for They Don't Know what They're Doing,” said Patriarch Sfeir in response to attacks from Franjieh and Aoun.
After winning the armed confrontation, Hizbollah is preparing to cash in politically
Hizbollah’s militias attack Jumblatt’s stronghold in the Chouf. Arab League announces a high-level delegation set to travel to Beirut to talk with majority and opposition leaders.
Bishops act to end divisions between Maronite political leaders
The initiative comes following the release of a statement last month highlighting the crisis within the Maronite community and offering some suggestions as to how to solve it. A bishops’ commission met Michel Aoun this morning and will meet Suleiman Frangieh and Samir Geagea later in the day.
A “hateful political climate” prevails as paralysis encourages emigration, say Maronite bishops
Patriarch Sfeir and other prelates accuse “nations and individuals” as well as “Lebanese and foreign leaders” of trying to prolong the country’s stalemate, which is causing greater poverty and boosting emigration.
Maronite bishops urge Christian leaders to reconcile
A special commission is expected to meet Christian political leaders, currently split between majority and opposition. Arab League secretary general should renew his mediation efforts, but the opposition no longer wants a national unity government; instead, it is demanding early elections.
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