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Nasrallah Sfeir

Date of death: Sunday, 12 May 2019

Number of Readers: 7

Known asAl-Kārdīnāl Mār Naṣrallah Buṭrus Ṣufayr

SpecialtyCardinal Patriarch of Antioch and the Whole Levant

Date of birth15 May 1920

Date of death12 May 2019

Nasrallah Sfeir was born in Rayfoun, Lebanon, on 15 May 1920. He was educated in Beirut, and at Mar Abda School in Harharaya where he completed his primary and complementary studies, and Ghazir where he completed his secondary studies at St. Maron seminary. He graduated in philosophy and theology in 1950 at Saint Joseph's University in Beirut. He was ordained to the priesthood in the same year on 7 May. From 1951 to 1955 he served as priest to the parish of Rayfoun. In 1956, he was appointed the secretary of the Maronite Patriarchate, based in Bkerké. In the same year, he became the professor of translation in literature and philosophy at the Frères Maristes (Marist Brothers) School in Jounieh. On 23 June 1961 Sfeir was appointed Titular bishop and Patriarchal vicar.[2] On 16 July 1961, he was consecrated the titular bishop of Tarsus by Patriarch Paul Peter Meouchi and had as his co-consecrators João Chedid, Titular bishop of Arca in Phoenicia dei Maroniti and Michael Doumith, Eparch of Sarba. Consequently, Sfeir served as Patriarchal vicar.

Source: Wikipedia

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  • Naji Tueni
  • Naji Tueni May his soul rest in peace in the kingdom of heaven.

    12 May 2019

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