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Politics - (updated) Dignitaries arrive in Bkirki to participate in Muslim-Christian summit.

NNA - 24/9/2012- Muslim-Christian spiritual summit is held today at 10:30 in the Patriarchate in Bkirki.

Kamil Mnassah, Hareth Shehab and Michel Abd representing Christian- Muslim dialogue committee; relation coordinator among religions in Bkirki, Priest Hady Daou; Ashourian sect representative Amanouil Youhanna; Orthodox Syriac Bishop George Saliba, representative of Orthodox Copts , Father Roueis Al-Orshalimi; Head of Higher Angelic Sect compound in Syria and Lebanon, Priest Salim Sahyouni; Priest Riyad Jarjour, General Patriarchate Deputy Bishop Boulos Sayyah, representative of Chaldean Catholic Syriac, Bishop Michel Kasarji ; Patriarch Mar Ignatius Youssef the Third Younane arrived consecutively in Bkirki.

Greek Orthodox Metropolite in Beirut Elias Audi, Higher Shiite Islam Council General Director Nazih Jammoul, Alaouite Sect head Sheikh Assad Allah Assi, Catholic Armenian Orthodox Aram the First Kichichian heading a delegation of the sects Priests; Higher Islamic Shiite Coundil head Sheikh Abdel Amir Cabalan and Al-Mufti Jaafar Al0Momtaz SheikhAhmad Cabalan; Latin Bishop Boulos Sayyah Representativa of Catholic Armenian Patriarch Narciss Bedros the Nineteenth Moseigneur Patrick Mrad; Republic Mufti Sheikh Mohamad Bashir Qabbani; Sheikh Akl Al-Druz Al- Mouahiddine sect Naim Hassan, also arrived in Bkirki.

Patriarch Al-Rai started the Summit by a work in which he confirmed that "offending the Islam Prophet Mohammad is an insult for Muslims and Christians", saying we should reach a final decision not only condemned that act .

Rai stressed the need that "the International Community should shoulder its responsibility ", considering that such "insults threaten safety of people." He added that those who belittle religion are actually belittling God, stressing "the need to take a position which leads to a final decision'.

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