Archbishop Moussa el-Hage was released thanks to the intervention of Lebanon’s highest authorities. The archbishop of Haifa and the Holy Land did not appear before the military court. The Maronite Church is demanding that Judge Fadi Akiki, who is close to Hezbollah, be brought before the Disciplinary Board of the Judiciary and dismissed from office.
The prelate of Haifa and Jerusalem, Moussa el-Hage, was stopped at the crossing point on his way back into the country. His passport and mobile phone were confiscated, along with the money entrusted to him by the families of the Lebanese who fled in 2000. The measure was ordered by a magistrate close to the pro-Iranian movement unhappy with the Maronite Patriarch's calls for a non-partisan head of state. The nuncio: A worrying precedent.
The pro-Iranian Hezbollah raises the spectre of war with Israel over gas fields. At the same time, it has the power to prevent parliament from electing a new president. Meanwhile, President Aoun and Prime Minister-designate Mikati are on opposite sides. The list of possible candidates becomes clear. Maronite patriarch is afraid that the timing of the election might be manipulated.
On 19-21 November, economists and entrepreneurs under 35 from around the world will meet online. More than 40 countries will be connected, with live streaming from Assisi. Some 2,000 people have registered with at least 12 link-ups to 115 countries, four hours a day plus a 24-hour marathon on the second day, and contributions from more than 20 countries.
The meeting with the president of the German Bishops Conference, in all likelihood touched upon the assembly with "deliberative power" convoked by the Germans to address issues such as the separation of power in the Church, priestly life, women's access to ministry and to offices in the Church and sexual morality.
A survey conducted by Arab Barometer between late 2021 and early 2022 in nine Arab countries and the Palestinian Territories shows that a majority of respondents believe that democracy does not guarantee stability and development. More and more people are frustrated by their living conditions. Lebanon is the worse-off country.