Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Beshara Boutros Rai reiterated on Sunday his call for a Christian Spring “We are in dire need of a Christian Spring that would spread across the Arab world, he was quoted as saying by LBC.
Technically, any male Catholic is eligible to be elected pope. But traditionally, the cardinals choose one of their own. For the princes of the church — the cardinals — the sudden resignation of a pope can be more of a shock than the death of one. And it is they who now have to choose […]
The questions reverberated from the Vatican to every corner of the Catholic world and left a billion members scratching their heads over something not seen since 1415 – why is the pope resigning now? Pope Benedict XVI, 85, said Monday that it was because of his age.
Lebanon’s Maronite Patriarch of Antioch and all the East Cardinal Beshara Boutros Rai participated in the inauguration ceremony of the new Greek Orthodox Patriarch of the Levant and Antioch Youhanna X Yazigi , which was held on Sunday at the Church of the Holy Cross in Syria’s Qassaa , in the heart of Damascus.
The head of Lebanon’s Maronite Catholic church, Patriarch Beshara al-Rai, prayed in an old Damascus church on Saturday for an end to Syria’s civil war. Rai, whose church has 900,000 members in Lebanon, a quarter of the country’s population, is on the first visit to Syria by a Maronite Patriarch since the independence of neighboring […]
The Maronite’s Bishop council said on Wednesday that civil marriage can coexist with religious marriage but cannot replace it. “Marriage is one of the church sacraments and civil marriage cannot replace this sacrament. However, those who hold civil marriage, if they are believers, can later hold a religious marriage
Pope Benedict made six non-European prelates Roman Catholic cardinals on Saturday, chipping away at the old continent’s domination of the elite group that will one day elect his successor. The new cardinals, ranging in age from 53 to 72, are from the United States, India, Nigeria, the Philippines, Lebanon and Colombia,
Lebanese Prime Minister Najib MiKati requested that Lebanese Ambassador to Syria Michel Khoury to submit an urgent letter to the Syrian Foreign Ministry informing it of the “continuous shelling that is targeting Lebanese border towns from nearby Syrian military outposts, as well as warning the Syrian authorities
Shells fired Sunday morning from Syria appear to have targeted Our Lady of the Castle Maronite monastery in the town of Menjez in the Akkar district near the Lebanese Syrian border , National News Agency reported. “A large number of shells coming from the Syrian side landed on Lebanese border villages
Pope Benedict XVI will visit Lebanon from September 14 to 16, the Vatican announced on Sunday. Lebanese Prime Minister Najib Mikati invited the pontiff to visit in November last year during a visit to the Vatican.