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New Maronite Patriarch to Visit U.S.
Catholic News Service (3 October 2011)
BEIRUT (CNS) — Maronite Patriarch Bechara Rai will make his first pastoral visit to the United States Oct. 4-25.

Melkite, Maronite Archbishops’ Residences in Syria Ransacked
Catholic News Service (28 August 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Fighting in Aleppo, Syria, has not spared the residences of the local Melkite and Maronite Catholic archbishops, according to the Vatican’s Fides news agency.

Pope Names Head of Canada’s Maronite Catholics
Catholic News Service (10 January 2013)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI named the priest in charge of coordinating his papal visit to Lebanon to head the Maronite Catholic community in Canada.

from Blog Content

Maronite Patriarch Visits CNEWA
Maronite Catholic Patriarch Bechara Peter Rai held a press conference at CNEWA's headquarters to promote peace and unity through open dialogue.

Picture of the Day: Meet the Press
CNEWA President Msgr. John Kozar, left, and Maronite Patriarch Bechara Peter Rai, right, listen to a reporter's question during yesterday's news conference at CNEWA's New York headquarters.

Remembering Anthony Abraham
CNEWA extends its condolences to the family of longtime donor Anthony Abraham.

"He is a Great Example for Humanity"
Maronite Catholic Patriarch Bechara Rai visits the Lebanese-American community of Detroit.

Picture of the Day: Praying in the Language of Jesus
Israeli-Arab fourth-grade students pray in Aramaic during language class at Jish Elementary School in Jish, Israel, 20 June. (photo: CNS/Debbie Hil)

Picture of the Day: Pressing Issues
Last December, Monsignor John Kozar visited olive processing mill in Kobayat, Lebanon during his pastoral visit to the Middle East.

Maronite Patriarch to Compose Text for Way of the Cross
Maronite Patriarch Bechara Peter will be composing the text for the Way of the Cross, which is prayed in the Roman Coliseum on Good Friday.

“I Hope I Can Make a Positive Contribution”
Mira Kaldany, a 25-year-old woman from Lebanon, has been volunteering at CNEWA's New York offices. Here, she writes about her background and her experience.

Spotlight on the Eastern Churches:
The Maronite Church

The Maronites’ greatest accomplishments are perseverance in the faith, the unique relationship forged between patriarch and people, and their role in the creation of modern Lebanon.