• Lebanese cardinal criticizes Hezbollah in leaked video

    Lebanese cardinal criticizes Hezbollah in leaked video

    • Apr 2, 2021

    At the risk of compromising the appeasement efforts aimed at facilitating the formation of a new government, Lebanese media on Thursday broadcast a leaked video in which the top Christian leader openly criticizes the Shia Hezbollah movement, accusing it of harming the country by dragging it into regional conflicts.

  • Cardinal calls on Lebanese leaders to resolve differences

    Cardinal calls on Lebanese leaders to resolve differences

    • Jan 11, 2021

    As Lebanon’s top political leaders struggle to form a government coalition, Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Beshara Raï continues to call on President Michel Aoun and Prime Minister-designate Saad Hariri to hold a “personal reconciliation meeting.”

  • Why all of us have a rooting interest in seeing Lebanon succeed

    • Oct 8, 2017

    Lebanon’s a small place, home to just over six million people, but it’s a living laboratory experiment for three of the world’s mega-challenges today: Pluralism, with perhaps the most resilient and certainly most nationally influential Christian population in the Middle East; Christian/Muslim relations, with the good, the bad, and even the surreal; and the refugee crisis, with more new arrivals per capita than any place on earth.