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Maronite Patriarch Appeals for End of Syrian Tutelage

BEIRUT, Lebanon, MAR. 28, 2001 (Zenit.org).- Some 100,000 Lebanese gave a triumphal welcome Tuesday in Bkerke, north of Beirut, to Maronite Catholic Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir. The patriarch was returning from a trip to the United States where he appealed for an end to Syrian tutelage over Lebanon, Agence France-Presse reported.