Beirut Maronite Archbishop Set to Help Poor Families Enroll in Schools

New Beirut Maronite Archbishop Boulos AbdelSater, who replaced Boulos Matar back in June, is taking several measures to try help needy families and members of his church. First rumors spread that he sold some of the expensive cars owned by the Archdiocese of Beirut, and then an official statement was released where Beirut's Maronite archbishop had requested from schools to exempt poor students from tuition fees. The Church can play a key role in helping…

11,000 Candles Light Up Bkaakafra on St. Charbel’s Feast Day

Lebanon's most beloved saint, Mar Charbel is celebrated on the third Sunday of July. On this occasion, over 10,000 candles were lit up in Mar Charbel's town of Bkaakafra. I found few pictures shared by Lebanon Weather Forecast FB page: Over 25,000 miracles are attributed to St Charbel since his death in 1898 according to Father Louis Matar, the Maronite priest who keeps a tally of such things. Hundreds of thousands of Christians and Muslims…

Patriarch Elias Hoayek Declared Venerable by Pope Francis

2 months ago
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 ...

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

2 months ago
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 ...

Alex Goldberg: First Rabbi to Visit Tripoli in 40 Years

7 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. ...

Ottawa Names Street After St. Charbel

11 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). ...

Why Jewish Voters are Labeled as “Israelites” on Electoral Lists

1 year ago
If you go to 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, ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...