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Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai, the Maronite Patriarch, at the Vatican March 5, 2013.

Maronite Catholic patriarch welcomes Lebanon’s new government

Sep 14, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The move paves the way for a potential papal visit. Read more

Bechara Boutros Cardinal Rai, Maronite Patriarch of Antioch, at the Vatican March 5, 2013.

Maronite patriarch threatened by Hezbollah supporters after calling for Lebanese neutrality in region

Aug 13, 2021

By Courtney Mares

The leader of the Maronite Catholic Church received threats from Hezbollah supporters this week after calling for an end to... Read more

Pope Francis greets Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai during a previous private audience at the Vatican, on Feb. 7, 2020.

Pope Francis invites Lebanese Christian leaders to Vatican to pray for peace

May 30, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Lebanon has faced a financial and political crisis for months, as political leaders have failed to form a government to... Read more

Cardinal Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir, Maronite Patriarch, in Johannesburg, South Africa, May 11, 2008

Maronite patriarch emeritus dies at age 98

May 14, 2019

Cardinal Nasrallah Pierre Sfeir, who served as the Maronite Patriarch of Antioch from 1986 to 2011, died Sunday just days... Read more

CNA's Hannah Brockhaus at Midnight Mass in the Cathedral of St. George in Beirut.

Midnight Mass in Beirut

Dec 25, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

CNA's Hannah Brockhaus reports on celebrating Christmas at Midnight Mass in Beirut, Lebanon.  Read more

Pope Francis greets pilgrims during the General Audience on Feb. 26, 2014.

Priesthood isn't an assignment – it's a mission, Pope tells seminarians

Feb 16, 2018

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Friday Pope Francis met with the community of the Pontifical Maronite College, explaining how their seminary formation isn’t about... Read more

Syrian refugees in the Bekaa valley of Lebanon.

How the US needs to stick up for the Middle East's Christians

Sep 13, 2017

By Matt Hadro

Christians in the Middle East are heroic witnesses to the faith, and the U.S. must help ensure they can stay... Read more

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Cyprus archbishop, Caritas presidential prospect: caring for creation means putting people first

May 13, 2015

By Elise Harris

Maronite Archbishop Joseph Soueif of Cyprus, one of two candidates to be the next president of Caritas International, has said... Read more

Pope Francis waves to the crowd at the May 22, 2013 general audience.

Pope gives American Maronites youthful bishop

Jul 10, 2013

Pope Francis has appointed a new bishop for one of only two Maronite Catholic territories in the United States, while... Read more