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Maronites in Israel Learn Aramaic
Catholic News Service (25 June 2012)
JISH, Israel (CNS) — Aramaic language classes begun four years ago at Jish Elementary School have changed the way youngsters experience the weekly liturgy.

Video: Microcosm of the Middle East
Catholic News Service (7 September 2012)
Melkite, Maronite bishops reflect on significance of Pope Benedict XVI’s upcoming trip to Lebanon.

New Cardinals Include Heads of Maronite and Syro-Malankara Churches
Catholic News Service (24 October 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Pope Benedict XVI surprised pilgrims in St. Peter’s Square Oct. 24 by announcing he would create six new cardinals, including 63-year-old U.S. Archbishop James M. Harvey, prefect of the papal household, in late November.

New Maronite and Syro-Malankara Cardinals Attend Synod
Catholic News Service (25 October 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Four of the six new cardinals announced by Pope Benedict XVI Oct. 24 were participating in the world Synod of Bishops at the Vatican and had to keep their impending appointments secret as they participated in the synod’s small-group work that morning.

Maronite Patriarch’s New Role as Cardinal
Catholic News Service (20 November 2012)
BEIRUT (CNS) — Catholics in Lebanon said Pope Benedict XVI’s naming of Maronite Patriarch Bechara Rai as a cardinal reinforces the church’s support for Christians in the Middle East.

Eastern Catholic Cardinals
Catholic News Service (27 November 2012)
VATICAN CITY (CNS) — Recalling that Christ’s mission transcends “all ethnic, national and religious particularities,” Pope Benedict XVI created six new cardinals from four different continents, representing the Latin rite of the Catholic Church as well as two Eastern Catholic Churches.

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.

Maronite Bishop Shaheen Resigns; Cathedral Rector Named Successor
Catholic News Service (11 July 2013)
WASHINGTON (CNS) — Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Bishop Robert J. Shaheen, 76, head of the Maronite Eparchy of Our Lady of Lebanon since early 2001.

Priest Who Led Lebanon’s Caritas Heads to New Exarchate in Africa
Catholic News Service (26 March 2014)
BEIRUT (CNS) — From Lebanon, where he led the church’s response to one of history’s biggest humanitarian crises, Maronite Chorbishop Simon Faddoul will carry with him to Africa the motto he took when he was ordained a priest 27 years ago: “Here I am Lord, send me.”

Lebanese Bishop Says He Was Target of Failed Kidnapping
Catholic News Service (26 March 2014)
BEIRUT (CNS) — Maronite Bishop Simon Atallah of Baalbek-Der El-Ahmar said he was the target of a failed kidnapping attempt on 22 March.

Maronite Official: Patriarch’s Visit to Israel Not Political
Catholic News Service (21 May 2014)
BEIRUT (CNS) — A spokesman for the Maronite Catholic Church said Maronite Patriarch Bechara Peter, will welcome Pope Francis to the Holy Land as head of the largest Antiochian Catholic Church and will not be there “to legitimate any one’s political claims.”

Melkite, Maronite Catholic Synods Address Middle East Violence
Catholic News Service (22 June 2015)
BEIRUT (CNS) — Meeting for their respective annual synods in Lebanon, Maronite Catholic and Melkite Greek Catholic bishops called for an end to wars in the region and for the election of a president in Lebanon.

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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.

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