Patriarchs and politics

Lebanese patriarch submits list of candidates

Two questions:

1) Why is a religious figure representing only (the believers among) the maronites, a relatively small minority of the Lebanese population, meddling in political affairs?

2) Why did Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir hand his list to a French envoy before passing it on to Hariri and Berry (not mentioned in the article linked to above)?

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