(Quote) Bernard-2709 said: About Maronites الموارنة
(Quote) Bernard-2709 said:
About Maronites الموارنة
"The Maronite Church of Antioch and the rest of the East" is known as one of the 22 rites of the Catholic Church. Its language and liturgy is Aramaic (West Syriac accent) and it is lead by the Patriarch. The current Patriarch is Mor Bchara Peter Rai who was elected on March 15 2011 as a successor to Mor Nasralla Peter Sfeir who, at 92 years old and with humbleness and piety, resigned as a Patriarch, and entered his cell for prayer after serving 25 years as a Patriarch.
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What you said is correct but i would like to add some more details.
His successor was not only Patriarch but he was Patriarch Cardinal Mar Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir.
Patriach Bechara Boutros el Rahi was elected Patriarch of the Maronites on 15 March 2011
As is customary for all Maronite patriarchs Rahi took the additional nameBoutros, that ofSaint Peter, who briefly held the See of Antioch before moving to Rome to become bishop there. On 7 March 2012 he was appointed a member of theCongregation for the Oriental Churches.
Bechara Boutros el-Rahi was created aCardinalby Pope Benedict XVI in aconsistoryon 24 November 2012 He is the fourth Maronite Cardinal and the 77th SyriacMaronitePatriarch of Antioch.