Monthly Archives: March 2011

Lebanon’s Maronite church elects new patriarch

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By Natacha Yazbeck (AFP) BEIRUT — Bishop Beshara Rai was elected as the 77th patriarch of Lebanon’s influential Maronite church on Tuesday to succeed Nasrallah Sfeir, at a time when his community’s political loyalty is deeply divided.…

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Cardinal Pell’s warning about Islam

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by Speroforum The following speech was given to a meeting of Legatus, a membership association of American Catholic business owners by Cardinal George Pell of Australia on the theme…

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Violent Crackdown on Iraqi Opposition

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by Patrick Martin Dozens of armed police shut down the Baghdad offices of two opposition political parties Sunday, in the latest demonstration of the dictatorial reality of US-occupied Iraq’s nominally “democratic” government.…

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