Maronite bishops urge Christian leaders to reconcile
The commission will meet with Maronite leaders, starting with General Michel Aoun, Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea and el-Marada Party leader and former minister Suleiman Frangieh.
The bishops will focus first on reconciling Geagea and Frangieh before convening everyone to a meeting under the chairmanship of Maronite Patriarch, Card Nasrallah Sfeir, and in the presence of all Maronite bishops and superior generals of religious orders.
The same sources told AsiaNews that Patriarch Sfeir wants to achieve this reconciliation before an inter-Maronite meeting is convened. He fears a repeat of a 1976 meeting chaired by then Patriarch Antoine Khoraiche. The meeting between Lebanese Forces leader Bachir Gemayel and Tony Frangieh (father to ex Minister Suleiman Frangieh) ended in failure as well as the tragic killing of Tony Frangieh, his wife and daughter as well as 30 other people at the hands of the Lebanese Forces led by their northern commander, Samir Geagea.
Speaking to AsiaNews, Mgr Bechara Rahi, Maronite archbishop of Jbeil, expressed his support for any initiative that would lead the country out of the current crisis that is destroying it. He reiterated the need to listen to the language of reason “far from hatred and the spirit of vengeance”.
He reiterated the position of the
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