The battle to elect a new head of state enters a new phase. The Shiite tandem relaunches Frangié's candidature. Behind the scenes, major regional and international actors are moving to find a common candidature. From Bkerké contacts with the various Christian factions to try to find a common name. Waiting for a new convocation of the Chamber.
Outgoing Prime Minister Mikati is expected at the Vatican in March to meet Pope Francis. Today, the emigration of young people is '80% Muslim'. The last national census dates back to 1932 and is now outdated. The war of numbers for representation has long since passed the Islamic-Christian balance.
A group of policemen, like private citizens in the past, broke into an institution demanding the payment of their salaries. Behind the assaults was the freezing of current accounts, the economic crisis and the collapse of the local currency, which hit a new low yesterday. It has lost almost 90 per cent of its value since 2019.
Today's headlines: as Pyongyang tests more missiles, Seoul warns of risk of exposure to radioactive materials. In Vietnam, US diplomats prevented from meeting Christian leaders. 150 asylum seekers died in Malaysia in 2022, while on the island of Nauru two migrants sewed their lips shut in protest.
The regional phase of the synod on synodality was held in Lebanon from 13 to 18 February. A sort of "spiritual retreat" on the model of Saint Ignatius that dissipated "divisions and tensions" between groups. Identifying the 'priorities' to be dealt with by the Synod of Bishops in Rome. In a final 10-point document the summary of the work.
The Latin primate participates in the work of the Synod on Synodality scheduled from 13 to 18 February. The holy city is losing its peaceful heart and its being a reference point for the three great monotheistic religions. The need for the defence of identity borders and the 'difficult' situation of Christians in the region.