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  • Unity, openness at core of Melkite Catholic identity, says patriarch

    Unity, openness at core of Melkite Catholic identity, says patriarch

    • Jul 12, 2018

    Melkite Catholic Patriarch Joseph Absi called on attendees at the 51st National Melkite Convention “to support one idea, which is peace.”

  • Pope accepts resignation of Melkite patriarch

    Pope accepts resignation of Melkite patriarch

    • May 8, 2017

    Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Patriarch Gregoire III Laham just after the Melkite Catholic Church seemed to have reconciled differences and decided to move forward. After a synod had been called in 2016, Melkite bishops called for Laham’s resignation.

  • Syrian prelate sees Holy Week as time of restoring life

    Syrian prelate sees Holy Week as time of restoring life

    • Apr 14, 2017

    In these blessed days, Lent comes to an end and we are on the threshold of the Easter Celebration, a feast that marks the passage from a life of slavery and dependence to a new life in the promised land, a land of freedom and of divine graces, which we have inherited on the day of the resurrection. Now we are beginning to live Holy Week with its celebrations and prayers which the Church has established as a help and a means to climb up to Golgotha, in order to accompany Christ on his painful journey to His crucifixion and burial, and the arrival of the dawn of deliverance.

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