» 05/20/2013, 00.00
Maronite patriarch slams Lebanese politicians who "don't deserve to rule"
Bisharah Al-Rahi attacks the government's action during a trip to South America. The electoral law and poverty top the list of problems. However, Syria's civil war continues to be the main concern. Lebanon should not "interfere in the conflict in Syria".
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.
A new UN resolution is unfortunately necessary, says Sfeir
Issues such Hizbollah's disarmament and Syro-Lebanese borders and diplomatic relations are still unresolved. The country and its Christian leaders are split into two camps. In light of Benedict XVI'S intuition, a dialogue with Islam is possible but only at a human and social level, not in terms of doctrine.
Card Sfeir urges international community not to abandon Lebanon
Maronite patriarch is concern about terrorism's revival. He urges the Lebanese to continue believing in dialogue as the only way out of the current crisis. Saad Hariri accuses Syria of launching a terrorist war against Beirut. Walid Jumblatt calls on the secretary of the Arab League to stop Damascus.
National dialogue begins as bishops distance themselves from Lahoud
The president is a divisive factor among Lebanese and must "assume his responsibilities before God and History," say the prelates.
Hizbollah wants an “explanation” from Patriarch Sfeir
Hizbollah leader attacks cardinal for a statement the latter made ten days ago, on the eve of the elections, in which he expressed concern for Lebanon’s national and Arab identity. Nasrallah accuses Sfeir of not coming out against Israeli attacks and massacres.
AsiaNews IS ALSO A MONTHLY!
AsiaNews monthly magazine (in Italian) is free.
2003 © All rights reserved - AsiaNews C.F. e P.Iva: 00889190153 - GLACOM®