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  • Top Lebanese priest to head to Saudi Arabia amid crisis

    Top Lebanese priest to head to Saudi Arabia amid crisis

    • Nov 13, 2017

    Cardinal Bechara el-Rai, the head of Lebanon’s Maronite Church, is expected to meet with Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri in Saudi Arabia. Hariri shocked the nation by announcing his resignation from Riyadh, and said on Sunday he’ll return to Lebanon “within days” to resolve issues with the militant group Hezbollah, his rivals in the coalition government.

  • Mideast church leaders look to U.S., but want voice in own destiny

    Mideast church leaders look to U.S., but want voice in own destiny

    • Oct 25, 2017

    Lebanon’s proximity to conflict zones and its hospitality have made it a haven for those fleeing violence. Southern Lebanon shares a border with Israel. Eastern and northern Lebanon borders Syria; from Damascus, Syria to the border with Lebanon is only 15 miles. Lebanese Cardinal Bechara Rai, Maronite patriarch, said throughout history, “many of our challenges came from outside Lebanon.”

  • At Fatima, cardinal consecrates Lebanon, Middle East to Mary

    At Fatima, cardinal consecrates Lebanon, Middle East to Mary

    • Jun 28, 2017

    Thousands of faithful from the Middle East as well as Lebanese diaspora from around the world joined Cardinal Bechara Rai for the Mass and recitation of the rosary on occasion of the “Lebanon Day in Fatima,” which this year commemorated the centennial of the apparitions.

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