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Lebanese bishops urge plans to help Syrian refugees return

August 03, 2017

The Maronite Catholic bishops have called for a “global plan” to help refugees from Syria return to their homes, saying that their continued presence in Lebanon is straining that country’s resources.

Lebanon, a country of just over 6 million people, is now hosting more than 1 million refugees from Syria. The Maronite bishops, meeting under the leadership of Patriarch Bechara Boutros Rai, voiced their solidarity with the refugees, but said that a realistic plan is needed to allow their safe return to their native land.

 
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  • Posted by: jalsardl5053 - Aug. 04, 2017 7:17 PM ET USA

    Wow! Yet another challenge to the feckless UN! Gives them something to do beside having tea and crumpets with world dictators! But it will sadly fall on deaf ears assuming it even gets that far.