Maronism


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Maronism

an Arabic-speaking Uniat sect in Lebanon, under the authority of the papacy since the 12th century but maintaining its Syriac liturgy, married clergy, and practice of communion in both bread and wine. — Maronite, n., adj.
See also: Catholicism
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As to the defeated camp, which includes the Christians, it is now disregarding the massive responsibility it carries at the level of triggering of war, after it refused to reform the system which was rightfully dubbed "the system of sectarian privileges" or "the system of political Maronism.
Political Maronism refers to the era of powerful Maronite sway over Lebanese politics from the 1950s until 1975.
Jouzo blamed political Maronism for the the rise of "political Shiism," which he said deprived territories with a Muslim and particularly Shiite majority from progress, leading, according to the mufti, to the rise of "a feeling of hatred" among Shiites against the rest of the Lebanese.