Thursday, August 10, 2006

Maronite Catholics Demonstrate for Peace in Lebanon

The word "peace" was spoken scores of times and in several languages Tuesday night at St. Maron Maronite Catholic Church in Minneapolis, and always it sounded like both a lament and a plea.

For the Lebanese-American members of St. Maron, the violence in the Mideast is painfully personal. About half of the church's 600 members have relatives in the region, where warfare rages between Israel and Hezbollah.

On Tuesday, the Maronite Catholics and Roman Catholic, Protestant, Muslim and Jewish guests marched and prayed during a "Day for Prayer for Peace in Lebanon." [snip] StarTribune

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