Patriarch Elias Hoayek Declared Venerable by Pope Francis

Elias Boutros Howayek, the 72nd Patriarch of Antioch for the Maronites, and widely considered as the founder of modern Lebanon, was declared venerable yesterday by Pope Francis. Howayek was elected Patriarch of Antioch from 1899 till his death in 1931. A candidate is declared Venerable Servant of God, or simply Venerable when the heroic virtues of a person are recognized. After this stage, "a miracle through the intercession of the person is required to clear…

BBC Charts: Lebanese Still as Religious in 2019 as They Were in 2013

BBC displayed the findings of the largest and most in-depth survey undertaken of the Middle East and North Africa on religion in seven different charts, and the outcome was that Arabs are increasingly saying they are no longer religious. Methodology: The survey was carried out by the research network, Arab Barometer. The project interviewed 25,407 people face-to-face in 10 countries and the Palestinian territories. The Arab Barometer is a research network based at Princeton University.…
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Alex Goldberg: First Rabbi to Visit Tripoli in 40 Years

5 months ago
The Grand Mufti of Tripoli had an unusual visitor this week, London Rabbi Alex Goldberg. Rabbi Goldberg is the first rabbi to travel to the city since 1970s but not the first to visit Lebanon. ...
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Ottawa Names Street After St. Charbel

9 months ago
During Patriach Rai’s visit to Canada, he visited Ottawa where one of the largest Lebanese communities live, and celebrated the renaming of a section of Donald Street in Ottawa to St. Charbel Way4 (Mar Charbel). ...
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Why Jewish Voters are Labeled as “Israelites” on Electoral Lists

1 year ago
If you go to dgps.gov.lb and look up your ID in Beirut for example, you will notice in the drop-down list of sects the term “إسرائيلي”, which does not refer to Israelis but to Israelites, ...
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Tripoli Mina’s 2018 Zambo Festival

1 year ago
Not many of you may have heard of Zambo, but it is a yearly tradition that has been held for almost a century now and that takes place in Tripoli Mina a day before the ...
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Tripoli Judge Gives Unusual Sentence For Three Men Accused of Insulting Christianity

1 year ago
Those found guilty of blasphemy or insulting a religion can face up to one year in prison according to Article 473 of the Lebanese Penal Code. Such acts are almost always taken very seriously and ...
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Bcharreh will soon be Home to The World’s Tallest & Biggest Statue of Jesus Christ

1 year ago
Lebanese sculptor and artist Rudy Rahme revealed to Al Jomhouria newspaper that he’s sculpting the world’s biggest and tallest Jesus Christ statue which will be placed in his hometown Bcharreh once done. The statue is ...
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Pictures + Video: Mar Charbel Shrine inside St. Patrick’s Cathedral

1 year ago
Mar Charbel’s shrine was officially inaugurated yesterday in New York by Lebanon’s Patriarch Mar Bechara Boutros al- Rahi. The shrine was donated by Lebanese businessman Anton Sehnaoui in the name of May & Nabil Sehnaoui. ...
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Shrine Dedicated to Saint Charbel inside St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York

1 year ago
A shrine dedicated to Saint Charbel was recently installed inside St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City and will be officially inaugurated on October 28th by Lebanon’s Patriarch Mar Bechara Boutros al- Rahi. The shrine ...
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