BEIRUT: Lebanon’s top Muslim and Christian religious leaders will meet
in a spiritual summit at the weekend to discuss fast-moving developments
in the region, media reports said Sunday.
The March 25 meeting, at the Maronite patriarchate in Bkirki, will
consider ways to insulate Lebanon from the repercussions of the popular
upheavals in the region, through dialogue between the country’s feuding
parties whose political differences have been sharpened by the yearlong
uprising in Syria.Last year, Christian and Muslim spiritual leaders met
twice, in Bkirki and at Dar al-Fatwa – the seat of the Grand Sunni mufti
– with the aim of defusing political and sectarian tension in Lebanon
as a result of the widening rift between the Hezbollah-led March 8
alliance and the opposition March 14 coalition.
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