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Maronite Church warns that Lebanon might collapse economically by 2016 like Greece and Italy
Bishops warn the country that a runaway national debt could lead to bankruptcy like in Greece, Italy and Latin America. Energy company crisis represents 65 per cent of annual public debt.
Bishops invite Parliament to save Lebanon, by electing a President
In a document issued at the end of their monthly meeting; the Maronite Bishops accuse both the ruling majority and the op position. The former because the “are monopolising” the vote for the next Head of State, the latter because they are threatening a boycott.
Maronite bishops: deputies must not boycott presidential elections
At the end of their meeting the prelates affirm that it is the deputies “duty” to participate in the vote. No indications on names, but a profile of the future head of state. Anticipation ahead of the meeting between Card. Sfeir and Nabih Berri.
Presidency and Hezbollah's weapons are top issues that need solving, say Maronite bishops
As Israel announces the end of its blockade, the bishops' seventh appeal analyses the crisis caused by the war and focuses on two main unresolved issues. They express their support to a democratic state, the only institution that can restore faith and peace of mind to the population.
The Christian exodus and Lahoud's fate central to Maronite bishops' appeal
In the message released today, the prelates urge Christians to come back home despite the economic crisis and express their hope in international assistance and peace-keeping force.
Concerns over ongoing crisis spoils Christmas for Lebanese
In their homilies Catholic and Orthodox bishops speak about the population’s fears over the continuing political vacuum, growing poverty and rising emigration. People pray that the country may find peace and tranquility.
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