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Report: Christian Reconciliation Meeting in Bkirki Soon
(Retrieved from Naharnet on April 11, 2011)

Efforts are underway to hold a reconciliation meeting in Bkirki between Lebanon's top Christian leaders after Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rahi's return from the Vatican later in the week, An Nahar daily reported Monday.
The newspaper said that the meeting would bring together Phalange party leader Amin Gemayel, Free Patriotic Movement chief Michel Aoun, Lebanese Forces leader Samir Geagea and the head of the Marada movement, Suleiman Franjieh.
The men would discuss the defense strategy, the sale of lands, the Christian presence in state institutions and other social issues, according to the daily.
An Nahar said that attempts were made to include more personalities in the meeting but the involved officials later agreed to hold a quadripartite summit under the sponsorship of al-Rahi.
The politicians would first attend mass and the patriarch would throw a dinner banquet in their honor after the meeting, it added.
When asked at Beirut airport about An Nahar's report, al-Rahi did not confirm that the meeting would take place soon, only saying that he encourages talks among all sides based on his slogan of partnership and love.
Al-Rahi kicked off his visit to the Vatican on Monday where he will stay till the end of the week.