Beatification for Lebanese Maronite monk
June 28, 2010
Cardinal Angelo Amato, the prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints, represented Pope Benedict XVI on June 27 at the beatification of Estephan Nehmeh (1889- 1938), a Maronite Catholic monk. Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir presided at the ceremony, which was attended by Lebanon’s President Michel Sleiman (who is a Maronite Catholic) and Prime Minister Saad Harir (a Muslim). An estimated 100,000 people attended the ceremony.