» 01/03/2006, 00.00
LEBANON - SYRIA
Sfeir and Ignatius IV preach peace in beleaguered Mid-East
The Maronite Patriarch drew attention to the urgent need to distance oneself from hate and the language of death, while his Greek-Orthodox counterpart in Antioch criticized those "who preach collaboration and do nothing but commit massacres and murders".
04/03/2005 LEBANON - SYRIA
Lebanon becomes once again a model for the Middle East
Druze asking Christians for forgiveness; Christians praying for Sunnis: Lebanon's peaceful revolution is a source of hope for democracy in the entire Middle East. The "land of cedars" remains the best example of coexistence in the region. But the international community is needed. Fr Samir, an Egyptian Jesuit, is a professor of the History of Arab Culture and Islamic Studies at Beirut's Saint-Joseph University.
11/10/2013 MIDDLE EAST
Four-way power play to decide Middle East future
The US-Russian deal on Syrian chemical weapons and the rapprochement between Washington and Tehran have reshuffled the cards in the region. The phone call that "changed everything" between Obama and Rouhani is changing the loose fault-lines. Christians are in favour of the change, seeing in it a glimmer of peace, the result of God's hand "in human history."
16/01/2006 LEBANON - SYRIA
Sfeir: "Danger is at our door, let's stop terrorism"
From Bkerke, the Maronite Patriarch denounced the "terrorist acts which revive memories among the Lebanese of events already seen in the past". The government crisis in Beirut is in full swing, while Damascus prepares to welcome Ahmadinejad.
21/10/2006 MIDDLE EAST
Catholic Patriarchs: political instability prompts Christians to migrate from East
The leaders of the Mid-Eastern Churches reiterated a unique feature of their communities as a connection between Christianity and Islam. They called on the Muslim world to firmly condemn terrorism that harms Islam itself above all else.
14/11/2011 RUSSIA - SYRIA - LEBANON
Patriarch Kirill on 'peace mission' to Middle East
After a visit to Syria, Lebanon is next. The head of the Russian Orthodox Church prays for the dialogue between churches and between Christians and Muslims and meets political leaders to "restore stability".
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