WCC leader sees destabilization effort

WCC leader sees destabilization effort

Indianapolis Star
Feb 19 2005

The Lebanese moderator of the World Council of Churches said this week
that the assassination of his country’s former prime minister was a
“tragedy of far-reaching consequences” and an attempt to destabilize
the country.

Former Prime Minister Rafik Hariri and at least 13 others were killed
Monday when a massive car bomb exploded as Hariri’s motorcade drove
through Beirut.

“After a long war, security in Lebanon was being re-established and
reconciliation was happening,” Catholicos Aram I, the WCC moderator
and head of the Armenian Apostolic Church (see of Cilicia), said at a
news conference in Geneva, where the international ecumenical body’s
central committee was meeting.

“This assassination was an attempt to destabilize the situation,”
Ecumenical News International, the Geneva-based news agency, quoted
Aram I as saying.

Aram’s comments echoed those of other Arab leaders.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress