Archivi tag: Lebanon

ASIA/LEBANON – The alarm of Catholic Patriarchs and bishops: let us resist the designs of those who want to annihilate Lebanon

Beirut – Faced with the designs pursued by those who want to cancel the singular and unparalleled physiognomy of Lebanon from the Middle Eastern scenario, the only effective response remains that of returning to the founding “roots” of the Lebanese nation, drawing inspiration and criteria from them to face the systemic crisis that is gripping… Leggi tutto »

ASIA/LEBANON – Maronite Patriarch wants to mediate “institutional compromise”: “Problems are not solved on the street”

Beirut – An “institutional compromise” to overcome the crisis following the tragic events of Thursday October 14th, when seven Shiite demonstrators in Beirut were killed by snipers on the roofs of the Christian neighborhood of Tayyouneh-Ain al Remmaneh, suggested Cardinal Béchara Boutros Raï, Patriarch of the Maronite Church, who attended a series of meetings with… Leggi tutto »

ASIA/LEBANON – Maronite Patriarch after riots in Tayyouneh: “It is the duty of the State to protect its people”

Beirut – The State has the task of “protecting its people”. And if this does not happen, those who “defend their dignity and the security of their surroundings” should not be treated as a “scapegoat”, said Cardinal Béchara Boutros Raï, Patriarch of the Maronite Church, about the current situation in Lebanon, where seven Shiite demonstrators… Leggi tutto »

ASIA/LEBANON – Beirut massacre, Shiites accuse the militiamen of the Lebanese Forces. Father Zgheib: some seek to rekindle religious clashes

Beirut – The Lebanon crisis is tinged with blood and rekindles in the collective unconscious of many Lebanese the nightmares never erased from the years of the civil war. After the death of seven Shiite demonstrators killed Thursday, October 14 in Beirut by snipers posted on the roofs of the “Christian” district of Tayouneh, the… Leggi tutto »

ASIA/LEBANON – Maronite bishops: “satisfaction” for the new government, anguish for the “human hemorrhage” of young people fleeing the Country

Beirut – In the “worrying” condition in which Lebanon finds itself, the “absolute priority” is to try to stop the flight of young people who leave the country, a real “human hemorrhage” that deprives the nation of its more vital and creative forces. This is the alarm raised by the bishops of the Maronite Church,… Leggi tutto »

ASIA/LEBANON – Crisis in Christian schools, the Syrian Catholic Patriarch exempts families from paying school fees

Beirut – The Syrian Catholic Patriarch Ignace Youssef III Younan, has given instructions to exempt the families of Syrian Catholic students who attend schools connected to the Patriarchate from the payment of school fees for the 2021-2022 academic year. This was reported by the communication bodies of the Siro-Catholic Patriarchate of Antioch, specifying that the… Leggi tutto »

ASIA/LEBANON – Raphaël Bedros XXI Minassian is the new Patriarch of Cilicia of the Armenians

Rome – The Armenian Catholic Synod of Bishops, convened by the Holy Father in Rome on September 22nd, 2021, elected the new Patriarch of Cilicia of the Armenians on Thursday, September 23rd. It is Raphaël François Minassian, currently titular Archbishop of Caesarea in Cappadocia and bishop for the Armenian Catholic faithful of Eastern Europe. The… Leggi tutto »

ASIA/LEBANON – 11 Christians, 10 Muslims and 2 Druze (but only one woman) in the new government of Mikati

Beirut – The new government of Lebanon, led by the Sunni Muslim Najib Mikati, is preparing to obtain the vote of trust from the Lebanese Parliament today, Monday, September 20. All the main political forces represented in Parliament have guaranteed their support for the new government structure, which in its composition reflects the variety of… Leggi tutto »