Tuesday, March 06, 2007

  Go to fullsize image Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Butros Sfeir said Monday he "supported" any gathering that promotes national cohesion, and hoped the Lebanese work to find a "final" solution to the current crisis. Sfeir was addressing a delegation from the Multaqa Gathering headed by MP Pierre Dakkash. Earlier Monday, Dakkash enumerated the goals of the newly established group, "which aims to revive the presence of Christians in all sectors of Lebanese life." Dakkash said this "does not mean marginalizing the role of Muslims," but rather to "promoting a more productive role for Christians in crafting Lebanese identity."