Bishops Visit Aoun over Fate of Christians in Orient

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A delegation of bishops visited Free Patriotic Movement chief MP Michel Aoun in Rabieh on Tuesday to discuss with him the conditions of Christians in the Orient.

The delegation included bishops Issam Darwish, George Saliba, Boulos Safar and Rweiss al-Orashalimi.

There are fears among religious minorities in both Syria and Iraq, who have been repeatedly targeted by the Islamic State group.

During the militants' bloody campaign in both countries, where they have declared a self-styled caliphate, minorities, including Christians, have been repeatedly targeted and killed, driven from their homes, had their women enslaved and places of worship destroyed.

The abductions of more than 220 Christian Assyrians by the IS in northeastern Syria last week have added to the existing fears.

IS and al-Qaida-linked al-Nusra Front are entrenched on Lebanon's eastern border region.

“Christians shouldn't be dealt with this way,” Aoun said after meeting the bishops.

“There is a systematic eradication of Christians in the Orient,” he said.

He added that the Christians are suffering from the same misery they witnessed under the Ottoman empire.

Aoun also urged the international community to use its conscience in resolving the problem.



Comments 30
Missing humble 03 March 2015, 10:30

If Caporal declares clearly that "Ebola has confiscated the state decision. That Ebola must surrender its weapons. That he is not for Mutelateh. That the Butcher is an assassin. That the best course for Lebanon is Neutrality". Then he will be my candidate.
But he will not, because he is a traitor to the Christians

Thumb _mowaten_ 03 March 2015, 10:58

lol humble, taking your dreams for reality aren't you?

Default-user-icon jaafar Ibn Iblees (Guest) 03 March 2015, 11:10

mowaten is that your best attempt at engaging in a debate?

Thumb _mowaten_ 03 March 2015, 11:47

i dont debate with trolls and sectarian fanatic haters.

Thumb -phoenix1 03 March 2015, 14:28

Wou di3an hal badli 3aleih.

Default-user-icon raoul (Guest) 03 March 2015, 16:13

fake accounts voting 'en bloc' to keep the lalaland spirit alive is what flameh is doing, with new ones matriculating every hour.

Thumb Mystic 03 March 2015, 17:38

Gen. Aoun is a man of honor, unlike the childkillers of LF.

Thumb Mystic 03 March 2015, 21:19

The next President of the Lebanese Republic, General Michel Aoun inshallah ya rab.

Thumb ex-fpm 03 March 2015, 10:45

The Bishops should visit someone who really cares about the Christians' fate not someone who single handedly and intentionally is eroding Christian presence, influence, and culture in Lebanon.

Default-user-icon + oua nabka + (Guest) 03 March 2015, 11:25

since 1975 and the war was on the Christian of the orient not only on Lebanese Christians and a great leader is the one who talks about the levant Christians all together
despite billions spent and thousands killed from turkey to the gulf countries through Israel of course we tell them
god bless democracy

Missing thech 03 March 2015, 12:01

yes, good decision from the bishops. they visited the source of all problems.

Thumb joebar 03 March 2015, 14:45

لا ندعو الى التسليح والحرب ولا امكانيات لدينا ولا نتكل على احد ونحن كنا نعيش ونتعايش مع المسلمين ولكن هم ابرزوا انيابهم وهم اعداء المسيح ولا يختلفون عن اليهود في التعامل مع الآخرين
مطران جورج صليباالمطران-جورج-صليبا-ندعو-الى-التسليح-والحرب-ولا-إمك

Default-user-icon love (Guest) 03 March 2015, 19:08

this guy hates muslims and jews and he calls himself bishop

Thumb lubnani.masi7i 03 March 2015, 16:26

This is a madman and he only cares about himself.

Missing humble 03 March 2015, 16:47

Caporal said : "Me or no one", then : "They will elect me, or I will destroy everything and they will be forced to elect me", then : "Those who are not electing me are creating the chaos"!

How can you deal with a majnun???

Missing humble 03 March 2015, 16:50

Brainwashed mononeurone.
The Caporal is the one destroying the institutions and the Christians.
If you are not a Christian I can understand the reason why support the Caporal.

Thumb _mowaten_ 03 March 2015, 17:15

what institutions? how is he destroying them? it's easy to throw BS talk in the air, but it all falls to the ground a second later.

Missing humble 03 March 2015, 17:17

By being the servant to Ebola.

Thumb _mowaten_ 03 March 2015, 17:28

I know third-graders who can make better arguments than that "humble". In any case the only servant here is you, and the masters you're serving (wittingly or unwittingly) by promoting hatred 24/7 are the ones who want to destroy this country.

Default-user-icon le phenicien (Guest) 03 March 2015, 16:54

flamethrower, you're gonna look so foolish when they continue their tour and visit geagea. nevertheless you were smart to use one of your many parallel accounts instead of your usual flamethrower account with the far cry 2 avatar to post this, i give you that.

Missing humble 03 March 2015, 16:54

Your Caporal is the one kissing the hand of Saudi Arabia. He is begging them. But when the Saudis see that his followers are still insulting KSA, they understand that the Caporal is a double-tongue and a liar.

Thumb _mowaten_ 03 March 2015, 17:14


Thumb Mystic 03 March 2015, 17:37

If all the remaining Lebanese Forces, moved to the West along with the takfiris. Then we would all be better off aswell.

Thumb lubnani.masi7i 03 March 2015, 18:08

in your dreams iranian. This land is ours unlike you who hail from qom.

Thumb Mystic 03 March 2015, 18:48

Just like it was your land, when your ancestors begged the Syrians and Israelis to save you?

Missing humble 03 March 2015, 19:13

Caporal a man of honor? The one who run away????

Missing humble 03 March 2015, 19:45

You have brought Lebanon one hundred years backwards.

Default-user-icon jfk (Guest) 03 March 2015, 20:16

My dear Micho, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country.. desertion is not one so don't do it again

Default-user-icon PAECE (Guest) 03 March 2015, 23:26

"Aoun also urged the international community to use its conscience in resolving the problem."
What about u mr "me or no one" using ur conscience ? But sorry I forget that u have none.

Default-user-icon Michel10452 (Guest) 04 March 2015, 04:25

Whether you agree or not
The president General Michel Aoun with the biggest Christian block in the parliament in history
He represent the Christian and all the Christian till today