The centre is a joint project between the Sultanate and Melkite
Greek Catholic Patriarch and Patriarch Love Link project in the Sultanate.
The Franciscans filed suit in 1994, claiming the Melkite
lease had expired and had not been renewed.
He angered the Vatican by naming Hilarion Capucci, a former Melkite
archbishop of Jerusalem, as the one responsible for influencing the Mouallem choice.
The Vatican also works with and through Maronite and Melkite
Catholics in Lebanon.
This English translation of a French original not easily accessible owing to its Lebanese place of publication is a welcome addition to Anglophone literature on the subject of the Melkite
community, and the possible ecumenical implications of its ethos.
Aoun made these remarks during his meeting with Melkite
Catholic Archbishop of Forzol, Zahle and Bekaa, Issam Darwish, and an accompanying delegation.
Damascus, SANA -- A common prayer was held at Mariamite Cathedral of Damascus on Saturday with the participation of Patriarch Irinej of Serbia, Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All East John X Yazigi, Syriac Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch and All East and Supreme Leader of the Syriac Orthodox Church, Mar Ignatius Aphrem II and Patriarch of the Melkite
Greek Catholic Church Joseph Absi and heads of the Christian denominations in Syria.
The family--a mother, father and two children--belong to the Melkite
Catholic church, one of the Byzantinerite churches in full union with Rome.
"The pope will come to support Christians so that they are united," said Gregory III Laham, the head of the Melkite
Greek Catholic Church, adding that the visit would take place Sept.
Having participated in the liturgies of Holy Week with Iraqi Chaldean Catholic refugees, with Melkite
Catholics and their crowned patriarch, with Maronite Catholics and the icons that cover their church, the "unity in diversity" of Catholicism has taken on new meaning for me.
Greeting the Head of State upon arrival at the Center had been the Melkite
Greek Catholic Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, Joseph Al Absi, Melkite
Greek Catholic Archbishop of Beirut and Jbeil Georges Wadih Bacouni, Beirut Governor Ziad Shbib, President of the Greek Catholic Charity Society in Beirut Roger Nasnas and CEO of "Oasis De Vie" Zafer Shawi.
Azzam offered congratulations to Patriarch Youssef Absi at the Greek Melkite
Catholic Patriarchate and offered congratulations to, to Archbishop Elas Tabbi at the Antioch Syriac Catholic Archdiocese, Archbishops Armash Nalbandian and Youssef Arnaouti at the Armenian Orthodox St.