Massabki Martyrs of Damascus to be canonized

December 18, 2022 0 Comments

Good news! The Maronite Patriarch, Mor Beshara Raii, announced today that Francis, Bishop of Rome, has agreed to the canonization of the Massabki Martyrs of Damascus! The Church will now have three new Saints Francis, Abdel Mohti, and Raphael! The Massabki Martyrs were brutally murdered thus giving their lives for Christ and the Church on …

Patriarch Bechara Boutros Rai speaks

March 31, 2021 0 Comments

On March 27, 2021, there was a virtual meeting with His Eminence and Beatitude Patriarch Bechara Boutros Rai, Maronite Patriarch. Patriarch Rai, 81, was elected by the Maronite Synod of Bishops on 5 March 2011. Pope Benedict XVI nominated him to the College of Cardinals in 2012. The Patriarch speaks in Arabic and is translated …