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Beatification for Lebanese Maronite monk

Catholic World News - 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.

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