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Lebanon mourns the death of Said Akl, a great poet and example of Christian faith
Prominent people from politics, culture and government filled up Beirut's Saint George Maronite Cathedral to pay their last respects to the great man of letters and faith. Patriarch Rahi paid tribute to a man who has always looked for God's presence in Christ's face. After 102, he permeated a century of Lebanese and Arab history with his genius.
Lebanon bids farewell to Gibran Tueni, "martyr for freedom of expression"
A general strike is called throughout the country. Thousands attend the funeral of the slain Christian lawmaker. Syria is blamed for the attack.
Car bombs in Beirut again, journalist Gibran Tueni killed
Damascus is accused of the death of the Christian editor of an-Nahar, Beirut's leading Arabic-language newspaper, on the day the Mehlis report is presented to the UN Secuirty Council.
For the first time Lebanese justice arrests a Syrian for the Tueni assassination
LIsraeli planes launch a raid south of Beirut; two people wounded in a PFLP camp.
Bechara Rahi elected new Maronite patriarch, ‘Communion and charity’ his motto
Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir’s successor is chosen in a surprisingly short election. He will take office on 25 March, feast day of the Annunciation. Hoping to see a radical change in style in Bkerke, Maronite bishops want a man of the institutions and reform, who will follow the line of national resolve taken by Patriarch Sfeir during the years of war.
Bishop Baïssari dies poor, but rich in Christian virtues
As a professor, as a priest and as a bishop, he trained a generation of Lebanese to love the Church, Lebanon and everything that is right.
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