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  • Youssef Absi elected Patriarch of Melkite Greek Catholic Church

    Youssef Absi elected Patriarch of Melkite Greek Catholic Church

    • Jun 24, 2017

    The Melkite Greek Catholic Church, based in Syria and Lebanon and consisting of some 1.5 million members, elected its new patriarch Archbishop Youssef Absi. In a letter sent the day after his election, Pope Francis congratulated the new patriarch, noting the “delicate situation” for Christians in the Middle East.

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