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LEBANON- MIDDLE EAST
Patriarchs meet with ambassadors in Bkerke to save the East and its Christians
A letter to the Heads of State of the Western and the Arab worlds in preparation calling on them to put a stop the massacre of Christians and minorities in Iraq and Syria. The delay in the election of the President in Lebanon also of grave concern.
13/09/2014 MIDDLE EAST
Patriarch Laham: Unity among Muslims and Christians, to save the Arab world
The Greek-catholic patriarch opened the ecumenical conference of In Defense of Christians (IDF, 9-11 September). Arab society "needs all of us and together we can build a better world”. The need to reject being regarded as "the cradle of fundamentalism, violence and terrorism."
09/10/2009 MIDDLE EAST
Will it be another ‘Lost Century’ for the Arab World?
King Abdullah’s trip to Syria raises questions about the Arab world’s capacity to take charge of its own history and cope with modernity. If the impact of the meeting between the Saudi and Syrian leaders on government formation in Lebanon is any indications, naysayers seem to have the upper hand.
13/10/2011 RUSSIA – MIDDLE EAST
For Moscow Patriarch, Arab uprisings are ambiguous, Europe not to be perceived as aggressor
The head of the Russian Orthodox Church warns that Arabs should not perceive Europe as an invader. In the Middle East, the “interreligious factor” should be avoided “because this all can backfire very painfully” in Europe. He calls on the world to protect the Copts of Egypt.
28/11/2007 MIDDLE EAST – UNITED STATES
Promises and hopes in Annapolis, waiting for facts
First reactions to Bush’s conference are positive. Negative reactions by Iran and Hamas were expected. Israelis and Palestinians talk about an opportunity that should not be wasted, pledge their commitment to continue.
Christian migration from Mid-East at heart of patriarchs' meeting
A meeting of the seven leaders of the eastern Churches opened yesterday in Lebanon. The leaders criticized some Arab states that treated Christians as second class citizens and fundamentalist groups that portrayed them as linked to the West.
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