Feb 01, 2011 Libano, forse Sfeir lascia
Il cardinale Nasrallah Butros Sfeir, novantunenne patriarca della influente chiesa maronita libanese, ha presentato le dimissioni alcuni mesi fa al Vaticano, che ancora non ha preso decisioni in merito
May 21, 2010 Libanons Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir wird 90
Er ist Kardinal und politisches Schwergewicht im Libanon zugleich: Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir. Jetzt ist der "Vater der Nation" 90 Jahre alt geworden. Doch zur Ruhe setzt er sich nicht.
May 21, 2010 „Vater der Nation“
Der libanesische Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir wird 90 Jahre alt
Jun 22, 2009 Hezbollah chiede “spiegazioni” al patriarca Sfeir
Il leader del Partito di Dio all’attacco su una frase detta dal cardinale dieci giorni fa, alla vigilia delle elezioni, sui suoi timori per “l’identità araba e libanese” del Paese. Nasrallah accusa Sfeir di non aver mai denunciato gli attacchi e i massacri compiuti dagli israeliani.
Jun 22, 2009 Sfeir: a Hezbollah, chi perde cerca scuse per la sconfitta
Il patriarca maronita replica a Nasrallah, affermando che il Libano non deve essere né d’Oriente, né d’Ocidente, ma all’incrocio tra Oriente e Occidente. Alcuni volevano che fosse solo d’Oriente. Alle parole del cardinale fanno eco le proteste di parlamentari maroniti che ricordano al segretario del Partito di Dio che proprio lui aveva invitato a evitare attacchi contro i sentimenti religiosi degli altri.
Jul 18, 2007 Presidential election at risk if constitution not respected
Maronite patriarch warns against the danger that ruling majority and opposition choose each their own president. A French envoy is said to be already in Damascus. Lebanese army death toll in clashes in Nahr al-Bared now stands at 100.
May 23, 2007 Syria main problem in Lebanon
As the Lebanese army battled Islamic militants in a Palestinian refugee camp leaving 60 dead, Maronite Cardinal Nasrallah Pierre Sfeir of Beirut said that Syrian influence in Lebanon is still the main obstacle to peace.
May 12, 2007 Cardinal Steps in to Prevent Lebanon's Political Breakup
The head of Lebanon's influential Maronite Catholic Church stepped in on Friday to try to head off what could be the next crisis to strike this conflict-torn country -- the increasing likelihood that Lebanon's divided lawmakers will be unable to elect a president.
Feb 26, 2007 Il Libano deve uscire dalla violenza
In Libano il patriarca maronita, cardinale Pierre Nasrallah Sfeir, esprime preoccupazione per il riarmo, come ai tempi della guerra civile, dei partiti politici
Dec 19, 2006 Time to End Hezbollah Sit-in in Beirut
It is time to put a stop to the opposition sit-in that has blocked the centre of Beirut since 1 December, because it is harming the economy.
Dec 12, 2006 War begins with words, warns Lebanese Cardinal
Maronite Cardinal Nasrallah Sfeir has warned that insult laden politicians' speeches indicate "that war will soon ignite" in Lebanon, as Pope Benedict renews his call for urgent and just solutions to "this grave moment" in the Middle East.
Sept 16, 2006 Hezbollah, proxy in someone else’s fight, says Sfeir
For the Maronite patriarch, the recent conflict was a war imposed on Lebanon by the United States and Israel on the one hand, and Iran and Syria on the other. Most Shiites are not with Hezbollah when it places itself outside the state, says mufti of Tyre.
Sept 16, 2006 Hezbollah, Proxy in Someone Else's Fight
Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir today called for "Lebanese solidarity" to put the country back on its feet whilst slamming Hezbollah. He said that through a Lebanese "proxy", the country was subjected to a war between the United States and Israel on the one hand, and Syria and Iran on the other.
Sept 11, 2006 'We Don't Want a Proxy War in Lebanon'
More and more Christians are leaving Lebanon. Cardinal Nasrallah Sfeir, patriarch of the Maronite church in Lebanon, spoke to SPIEGEL ONLINE about the on-going Christian exodus, the future of Hezbollah and the influence of Iran and Syria on his country.
Jul 31, 2006 Cardinal Sfeir of Lebanon Celebrates Mass for Peace in Washington
His Beatitude, Cardinal Nasrallah P. Sfeir, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, celebrated a Mass for Peace today in Washington, DC as he wrapped up a three-week trip to the United States. This was the Patriarch's last public event before returning to Lebanon.
Jul 31, 2006 On a pastoral visit to the United States Cardinal Sfeir welcomed with open arms
The Maronite patriarch, Cardinal Nasrallah Sfeir, is now in the United States making a 20-day pastoral visit. The head of the Maronite Church is accompanied by bishops Roland Abou-Jaoudé and Youssef Beshara: Father Richard Abi-Saleh, secretary-general of the Council of Patriarchs and Bishops, and other members of the clergy.
Jul 27, 2006 Back home, Sfeir calls assembly of Maronite bishops
On his return from the United States, Sfeir gave assurance of US hopes that a “reasonable” ceasefire will be reached. Shelling continues in Beirut and south Lebanon, while in northern Israel, 50% of the people were forced to leave their homes.
Jul 12, 2006 USA “morally obliged” to encourage Mid-East peace
During a visit to the United States, the patriarch said resolving the Palestinian problem was crucial to calming the region’s conflicts. In Lebanon, Hezbollah must be disarmed, but “this is not easy”, given the ties of the Party of God with Syria and Iran.
Jul 03, 2006 Maronite Church leader visits St. Louis
Cardinal Nasrallah Peter Sfeir, patriarch of the Maronite Catholic Church, arrived in St. Louis on Thursday to begin a pastoral visit to the United States. His visit also will include stops in Chicago and New York.
May 29, 2006 Nazek Hariri donne un dîner en l’honneur de Sfeir
Le patriarche maronite, le cardinal Nasrallah Sfeir, qui avait participé à Paris au 150e anniversaire de l’Œuvre d’Orient, a été l’hôte de Mme Nazek Rafic Hariri, qui a donné un dîner en son honneur à la résidence des Hariri dans la capitale française.
May 29, 2006 New UN Resolution on Lebanon is Necessary
The failure to disarm Hizbollah, draw the boundaries and establish diplomatic relations between Lebanon and Syria are the reasons that make another United Nations resolution necessary, this according to Card Nasrallah Sfeir, patriarch of the Maronite Church.
Apr 30, 2006 Cardinal says government is dividing Lebanon
In an Easter message, the head of Lebanon's Maronite Catholic Church said that division among government officials is polarizing the country at the expense of the Lebanese people, who are on the verge of despair.
Mar 29, 2006 Lebanon's Cardinal Supports Government Talks
Maronite patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir has pledged his "full support" to "any initiative that leads the country out of its current crisis". Speaking on the eve of his departure for Rome where he will take part in the Consistory, the Patriarch said he was opposed to "the use of any violent language against the president of the Republic".
Mar 04, 2006 Lebanon's Cardinal Sfeir Slams Political Bickering
As the date of Lebanon's national dialogue approaches, it was uncertain Sunday whether a Cabinet session would be held this week, despite a promise by Premier Fouad Siniora to hold a Cabinet meeting before the date of the dialogue, March 2.
Jan 16, 2006 Le général Michel Aoun chez le patriarche maronite
Michel Aoun, s’est rendu hier à Bkerké où il a été reçu par le patriarche maronite. Cette visite surprise intervient le lendemain de celle de son rival politique, le leader druze Walid Joumblatt.
Oct 24, 2005 « Le célibat est le joyau le plus précieux dans le trésor de l’Église Catholique »
« Le célibat est le joyau le plus précieux dans le trésor de l’Église Catholique ». Le cardinal Nasrallah Pierre Sfeir est intervenu au cours de la 8e congrégation générale de la XI assemblée générale ordinaire du synode des évêques, sous la présidence du cardinal Juan Sandoval Iñiguez, en présence du pape et de 239 membres du synode, vendredi 7 octobre.
Oct 15, 2005 Maronite Rite Cardinal defends, praises celibate priesthood, but admits can create other serious problems
Speaking to the 11th General Synod Fathers, gathered for their eighth meeting this morning at the Vatican, Cardinal Nasrallah Pierre Sfeir, who is Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites in Lebanon--a Catholic rite which allows for married priests--addressed the issue, which has been brought up by many, particularly in light of the U.S. sex abuse scandal, of commonly permitting married priests in the Roman rite.
Oct 07, 2005 Need for a Leader to Restore Confidence
Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Butros Sfeir highlighted the country's need for a leader to restore confidence in themselves and their country during yesterday's Mass. Sfeir said Lebanon was being plunged into "deadly confusion" regarding the impact of the expected report from the international probe into the murder of former Premier Rafik Hariri.
Sept 26, 2005 Nuevo renacimento de iglesia católica de rito maronita
El Cardenal Nassrallah Sfeir, Patriarca de Antioquía de los Maronitas, alentó a los católicos de rito maronita a un mayor compromiso con su fe y su tradición, al concluir el Sínodo Patriarcal realizado en el Líbano.
Aug 06, 2005 Family thanks Cardinal Sfeir for helping in Samir Geagea’s release
Ms Strida Geagea told AsiaNews that as soon as her husband Samir—the former head of the Lebanese Forces—is free, they are going abroad for three weeks. She also thanked the Maronite Patriarch, Cardinal Nasrallah Sfeir, for all he did to help getting Samir free.
Jul 09, 2005 No more fighting among Christians
Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir said he hoped that incidents like that of Koura in which two Christians were killed in clashes between followers of Suleiman Frangieh and Samir Geagea will be a thing of the past.
Jun 13, 2005 “Before voting, examine your conscience”
Maronite Patriarch, Cardinal Nassrallah Sfeir, yesterday made a strong appeal to the nation to respect rules of electoral conduct, inviting voters to refute the logic of “electoral money”. The Patriarch expressed his hope that “each will examine his conscience before casting his ballot next Sunday” and that an “effective parliament” will be elected “despite the dreadful electoral law, rejected by practically all honest Lebanese”.
May 15, 2005 In Libano ci sono forze malefiche, ma non ci fermeranno
In Libano esistono ancora “forze malefiche” che “fanno disinformazione, mettono le bombe e seminano il terrore”, mentre la scena politica è dominata da “menzogna e doppiezza di linguaggio”. E’ la denuncia espressa dal cardinale Nasrallah Sfeir, patriarca dei maroniti, secondo il quale, però, “non si riuscirà ad allontanare i libanesi dalla strada verso l’indipendenza”.
Apr 24, 2005 Lebanese cardinal wants dialogue, collaboration
Roman Catholicism’s relationship with Islam loomed large Thursday during a Memorial Mass that saw Lebanese Cardinal Nasrallah Pierre Sfeir cast John Paul II’s pontificate as a boon to interfaith and ecumenical dialogue and express a desire for continued openness between Catholics and Muslims.
Mar 21, 2005 Lebanese cardinal to meet with Bush
Maronite Cardinal Nasrallah Sfeir, a strong critic of Syria's control in Lebanon who left Monday for a meeting with President Bush, has emerged as a key opposition figure whose influence cuts across sectarian lines in this religiously diverse nation.
Mar 04, 2005 Le cardinal Sfeir pour un «gouvernement neutre de transition»
Le cardinal Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir, patriarche maronite d'Antioche, souhaite la formation au Liban d»'un gouvernement neutre de transition» qui «puisse bénéficier d'une assistance sûre dans le domaine de la sécurité». Il appelle le pouvoir pro-syrien à se montrer «conciliant» et à «suspendre (les responsables des organes de sécurité) de leurs fonctions».
Feb 24, 2005 Entretien avec le cardinal Sfeir
Pour le patriarche d'Antioche des maronites, "les Libanais savent ce que coûte une guerre" et il appelle le gouvernement Karamé à démissionner.
Nov 02, 2004 Speach to the US House of Representatives
Tribute to his Beatitude Mar Nasrallah Boutros Cardinal Sfeir, Maronite Patriarch of Antioch and all the East: Hon. Nick J. Rahall II of of West Virginia in the house of representatives, Wednesday, March 7, 2001.
Oct 07, 2004 Bilan de l’action œcuménique du pape
Le cardinal Nasrallah Pierre Sfeir, patriarche d’Antioche des maronites, est intervenu sur l’œcuménisme et le dialogue interreligieux durant le pontificat de Jean-Paul II, au cours de la rencontre des cardinaux, patriarches et présidents des conférences épiscopales, à Rome, du 15 au 18 octobre.