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Over a year after the earthquake that hit Syria and Turkey in February 2023, restoration of Aleppo's Church of St. George has been completed.

A year after earthquake, Aleppo’s St. George Church rises again

Apr 23, 2024

By Souheil Lawand

The Melkite Greek Catholic community celebrated this week as the Church of St. George reopened its doors after undergoing restoration... Read more

Bishop Joseph Khawam is apostolic exarch for the Melkite Church in Venezuela and apostolic administrator of the Melkite Eparchy in Mexico.

Catholic bishop protests deportation by Mexican immigration authorities

Apr 9, 2024

By Walter Sánchez Silva

Bishop Joseph Khawam, a bishop of the Melkite rite, protested his alleged mistreatment and subsequent deportation by Mexican authorities. Read more

Prayer gathering at Mar Elias Monastery (Stella Maris) in Haifa, Israel.

Israeli extremists attempt to storm Catholic church and monastery

Jul 31, 2023

By Elias Kattar

In an effort by the church to deter any future attacks, work began today to install an iron fence around... Read more

A screenshot of a YouTube video of Bishop-elect Francois Beyrouti giving a homily on July 31, 2022.

Pope Francis names new bishop for Melkite Greek Catholic Church in U.S.

Aug 21, 2022

By Hannah Brockhaus

Bishop-elect Francois Beyrouti grew up in Canada after his family emigrated from Lebanon. Read more

Pope Francis met with the synod of bishops of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church on June 20, 2022.

Pope Francis discusses ‘survival of Christians in the Middle East’ with Melkite bishops

Jun 20, 2022

By Courtney Mares

The Melkite Greek Catholic Church's synod of bishops is taking place in Rome this week. Read more

Pope Francis says Mass with Patriarch Youssef Absi at Casa Santa Marta Feb. 13, 2018.

Pope offers Mass alongside patriarch of Melkite Greek Church

Feb 13, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

At Mass at Santa Marta Tuesday, Pope Francis concelebrated Mass with the patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, Youssef... Read more

The Melkite Greek Basilica of St. Paul in Harissa, Lebanon.

Youssef Absi elected Patriarch of Melkite Greek Catholic Church

Jun 22, 2017

The synod of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church elected on Wednesday Archbishop Youssef Absi as the Church's new patriarch, who... Read more

March 15, 2015: A day of fasting, prayer for war-torn Syria

Mar 12, 2015

As the fourth anniversary of the beginning of the Syrian civil war approaches, the head of the Melkite Greek Catholic... Read more