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see MelchitesMelchites
or Melkites
, members of a Christian community in the Levant and the Americas, mainly Arabic-speaking and numbering about 250,000. They are in communion with the pope and have a Byzantine rite much like that of Constantinople but in the Arabic language.
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The Franciscans filed suit in 1994, claiming the Melkite lease had expired and had not been renewed.
Though one can certainly sympathize with Melkite historians when they speak of an imprudent Latinizing diminution of the historic patrimony of their church, there simply is, it must be said, no such thing as a homogeneous doctrine of the papacy, its theory and practice, in the first Christian millennium against which the notions of universally primatial jurisdiction and infallible teaching authority, as promulgated at the First Vatican Council, can be judged and found wanting.
The reference is to Father Macarios Nasr, a Melkite, who was allowed to conduct services at St.
THE PATRIARCH of Melkite Catholics, on his first U.S.
Download Bishop Joseph Absi elected Melkite Greek Catholic Patriarch NNA - Bishop Joseph Absi was elected on Wednsesday the new Patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church, one month after Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Patriarch Gregory III Lahham.