Voice of Lebanon reported that Maronite patriarchate’s secretary, Monsignor Youssef Toq passed away. He died from a heart attack and will be buried at his hometown of Besharri in northern Lebanon on Saturday.
His body was reportedly found in his bed on Friday morning at the seat of the patriarchate in Bkirki after he failed to appear for breakfast.
The monsignor was scheduled to take his summer vacation on Friday and spend it in Besharri.
Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rai will lead the funeral procession at the Saint Saba church at 4:00 pm Saturday.