Cardinal Bechara Rai

Cardinal Rai’s visit comes amid tensions over the resignation of the Lebanese prime minister while in Saudi Arabia

The consecration by Cardinal Rai will take place at Fatima on Sunday

Easter messages condemned the continued violence but ‘we invite everyone to hope’ said Patriarch Gregoire III Laham

Michel Aoun, 81, will be the only Christian head of state in the Arab world

Cardinal Bechara Rai, patriarch of the Maronite Catholic Church, visited to New York to discuss a permanent solution to Middle East refugee crises

Region’s Christian leaders choose to meet in Damascus to show their solidarity

Maronite Catholic patriarch briefs ambassadors on Middle East crisis

The patriarchs visited refugees and prayed with them at three churches in Irbil

Cardinal Bechara Rai has appealed for help to find two kidnapped Syrian bishops and three priests

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