Lebanon’s Christian Maronite Patriarch Bechara Boutros al-Rai headed to the United States on Saturday morning on a pastoral tour . When he was asked about possibly of meeting with US President Barack Obama he said “I am not a politician or a man of state…I am a patriarch who makes pastoral visits to parishes abroad […]
Bkirki sources have revealed that the election of a new Patriarch in Lebanon is imminent and will not take much longer .
MTV reported on Saturday evening that so far Lebanon does not have a new Patriarch, since none of the bishops has obtained the two-thirds of votes necessary. The 39 Maronite bishops met Saturday in Bkirki to elect a successor to Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir ,
Change and Reform bloc leader MP Michel Aoun visited Bkirki and met Wednesday with outgoing Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir. Following his meeting Aoun said that “now is not the right time to renounce non-state weapons.” In reference to Hezbollah arms
The guardians of the Maronite patriarchate, Farid Haikal al-Khazen and Amin Keserwan al-Khazen, closed the gates of the seat of the Maronite church in Bkirki at 6:20 pm on Wednesday marking the beginning of the process of electing a new Maronite Patriarch for Lebanon
ISF chief General Ashraf Rifi told reporters after meting Patriarch Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir at Bkirki : As long as this country has men of Patriarch Sfeir’s caliber, we should not be afraid at all . Rifi said the enrollment rate for Christians in the ISF has almost reached 40% for the first time in ISF’s […]
Pope Benedict XVI accepted Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir’s resignation, according to the Secretariat of the Maronite Patriarchate in a statement issued Saturday. Benedict sent a letter to Sfeir accepting the latter’s resignation of the spiritual head of Lebanon’s Maronites, the largest Catholic church in the Middle East. “I accept your free resignation, [and] I am […]
The statue of Saint Maroun was unveiled at Saint Peter’s square at the Vatican on Wednesday during a ceremony attended by President Michel Suleiman, Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir and Pope Benedict XVI. The statue of St. Maroun is the 12th and last statue. A large number of Lebanese MPs, officials and former lawmakers also attended […]
The anonymous SMS claiming that Patriarch Sfeir had received a phone call from Al-Ahbash that involved a threat to bomb a Catholic school is suspicious, malicious and false. It is also aimed at inciting fear, panic and sedition, Al Abash ( Jam’iyyat al- Mashari’ al-Khayriyya al-Islamiyya ) said in a statement .
Lebanese Caretaker Labor Minister Butros Harb unveiled Sunday that Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir submitted his resignation to the Vatican months ago but the Vatican was taking its time in accepting it. Following a meeting with Sfeir, Harb said it is up to the Vatican to make a decision on the matter, adding that so far […]