The participants at the Christian-Muslim meeting held at Bkirki on Saturday issued a statement condemning the “violence” in Syria and voiced their grief over the Syrian “martyrs.” The meeting, which was held at Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros al-Rai’s invitation, discussed Lebanese and regional developments as well as means to address their repercussions. “Lebanon can only confront controversial issues through dialogue,” the statement said, adding that social issues should be addressed separately from political arguments and interests. [NowLebanon] [Naharnet]