Patriarch to consecrate the Middle East to the Immaculate Heart

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The head of the Maronite Church is to consecrate Lebanon and the whole of the Middle East to the Immaculate Heart of Mary during a pilgrimage to Fatima. The act of consecration by Cardinal Bechara Boutros Rai will take place during a Eucharistic liturgy on Sunday, according to Fides news agency. It will mark the

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Patriarch urges refugee repatriation as long-term solution in Middle East

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Destitute refugees now comprise half the people living in Lebanon, Cardinal Bechara Rai, patriarch of the Maronite Catholic Church, has said during his visit to New York. He added that refugees are attractive targets for terrorist recruiting, and their continued presence threatens to drown Lebanon’s identity, he said. Cardinal Rai spoke yesterday at Catholic Near

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