|. Wednesday 2 April 2008|
On Wednesday 2 April 2008, Their Excellencies the Maronite bishops held at Bkerkeh their monthly meeting which was presided over by His Beatitude and Eminence Patriarch Nasrallah Butros Cardinal Sfeir. They discussed church and national matters. At the end of the meeting, they issued the following communiqué :
1 – The Arab Summit, which was held in
2 – The miserable situation of
3 – There are complaints which, from time to time, are made by some citizens who had obtained from Lebanese courts verdicts against the
4 – The prevailing situation in the country will render the coming Summer season barren, as pointed out by some authorities. That's why those concerned must double their effort to save this season and do all in their capacity to calm the situation in order to make it easier for those who are used to come to
5 – Citizens in some areas, specially in the North and the Bekaa, complain that some groups seize their lands and waters. Besides, they complain that the State implements the resolution, about regulating subterranean waters and springs, in a way lacking justice and equality ; it is implemented in particular areas and neglected in others. The Fathers ask that injustice be lifted and that all citizens be treated in a just way without segregation among groups or areas.
6 – The critical circumstance