Nasrallah Pierre Cardinal Sfeir Nasrallah Pierre Cardinal Sfeir
Function:
Former Patriarch of Antiochia, Lebanon
Title:
Cardinal Bishop, No titular church
Birthdate:
May 15, 1920
Country:
Lebanon
Elevated:
Nov 26, 1994
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French Nov 07, 2015
Le cardinal Nasrallah Sfeir, toujours « Contre vents et marées »...
Le journaliste Antoine Saad a remis samedi à Bkerké au cardinal Nasrallah Sfeir la première copie de la traduction en français du deuxième tome de la biographie qu'il lui a consacrée, Contre vents et marées.
French May 20, 2015
À Bkerké, les 95 ans du patriarche Sfeir
Le patriarche Nasrallah Sfeir a célébré hier son 95e anniversaire au cours d'une cérémonie organisée à Bkerké. Le patriarche maronite Béchara Raï a parrainé la célébration qui s'est tenue en présence de l'ambassadeur libanais à l'Unesco Khalil Karam, du président de la Fondation Nasrallah Sfeir, Élias Sfeir, de nombreuses personnalités religieuses, de plusieurs évêques et des membres de la famille du patriarche Sfeir.
English Oct 24, 2011
Syria visit would have legitimised Lebanon presence: Sfeir
Italian Oct 24, 2011
Libano: è crisi ai vertici della Chiesa maronita?
French Mar 13, 2011
Sfeir: "nous espérons que le Liban soit un jour libre comme nos fils l'ont voulu"
French Mar 13, 2011
Patriarche maronite: démission acceptée
Italian Feb 01, 2011
Libano, forse Sfeir lascia
Il cardinale Nasrallah Butros Sfeir, novantunenne patriarca della influente chiesa maronita libanese, ha presentato le dimissioni alcuni mesi fa al Vaticano, che ancora non ha preso decisioni in merito
English Feb 01, 2011
Sfeir has handed resignation to Vatican
Italian Nov 18, 2010
Le patriarche Sfeir appelle à l'unité face aux menaces israéliennes
French Nov 03, 2010
Le cardinal Sfeir salue les relations séculaires entre la France et le Liban
Vêpres maronites à saint-Louis des Français
French Oct 26, 2010
Nasrallah Sfeir évoquera devant le Synode le dossier de l'exode des Chrétiens d'Orient
German Jul 07, 2010
Kardinal Sfeir besuchte Christen im Hisbollahgebiet
Der maronitische Patriarch warf der Hisbollah mehrfach vor, die besondere Identität des Libanon als "Schnittstelle zwischen West und Ost" zu gefährden
French Jun 27, 2010
Visite en France du patriarche maronite Nasrallah Sfeir
« Une occasion de réaffirmer les liens d’amitié entre la France et le Liban »
German May 21, 2010
Libanons Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir wird 90
Er ist Kardinal und politisches Schwergewicht im Libanon zugleich: Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir. Jetzt ist der "Vater der Nation" 90 Jahre alt geworden. Doch zur Ruhe setzt er sich nicht.
German May 21, 2010
„Vater der Nation“
Der libanesische Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir wird 90 Jahre alt
French Dec 28, 2009
Sfeir : Nous souhaitons que notre avenir soit meilleur que notre passé
Partout au Liban, la communauté chrétienne fête Noël. Des dizaines de délégations se sont rendues à Bkerké alors que plusieurs partis politiques ont organisé des cérémonies où des cadeaux ont été remis.
Italian Jun 22, 2009
Hezbollah chiede “spiegazioni” al patriarca Sfeir
Il leader del Partito di Dio all’attacco su una frase detta dal cardinale dieci giorni fa, alla vigilia delle elezioni, sui suoi timori per “l’identità araba e libanese” del Paese. Nasrallah accusa Sfeir di non aver mai denunciato gli attacchi e i massacri compiuti dagli israeliani.
Italian Jun 22, 2009
Sfeir: a Hezbollah, chi perde cerca scuse per la sconfitta
Il patriarca maronita replica a Nasrallah, affermando che il Libano non deve essere né d’Oriente, né d’Ocidente, ma all’incrocio tra Oriente e Occidente. Alcuni volevano che fosse solo d’Oriente. Alle parole del cardinale fanno eco le proteste di parlamentari maroniti che ricordano al segretario del Partito di Dio che proprio lui aveva invitato a evitare attacchi contro i sentimenti religiosi degli altri.
Italian Jun 09, 2009
Appello del cardinale Sfeir agli elettori in Libano: “Fate ciò che è bene per la nazione”
Italian Mar 09, 2009
MESSAGGIO QUARESIMALE DEL CARD. SFEIR
Spanish Nov 04, 2008
Patriarca maronita: El problema de la Iglesia en el Líbano, las divisiones
Entrevista con el cardenal Nasrallah Boutrous Sfeir
Italian Nov 02, 2008
“Le divisioni non sono mai servite a niente”
Intervista con il Patriarca Maronita Mar Nasrallah Boutrous Sfeir
French Jul 11, 2008
Le patriarche maronite a regagné hier Sydney
Sfeir exhorte les jeunes maronites à défendre une série de constantes nationales.
English May 23, 2008
Lebanese Cardinal Meets With US President
Patriarch and Bush Discuss "Common Vision" of Independent Nation.
English May 15, 2008
Cardinal Pleas for Lebanese Peace
Urges Citizens to Learn From the Past.
German May 06, 2008
Libanon: Kardinal Sfeir trifft George W. Bush
Die internationale Gemeinschaft muss aktiver in die politische Situation des Landes eingreifen.
French Jan 17, 2008
Sfeir : Le patriarcat existe depuis 1 500 ans et continuera d’exister
Défilé de délégations populaires et de personnalités à Bkerké pour stigmatiser la campagne orchestrée contre le patriarche.
English Dec 26, 2007
Lebanese cardinal admonishes politicians for destroying democracy
As Lebanon's presidential vacuum and ongoing political impasse continue, its Catholic cardinal admonished politicians for destroying the country's democratic system and abusing their power.
French Oct 12, 2007
Le cardinal-patriarche insiste : Pas question de s’aventurer dans la  « nomenclature »
Maniant l’humour, Mgr Sfeir confie, et confirme, à un visiteur que, cette fois, il prend bien soin « de ne pas glisser sur la peau de banane de la nomenclature ».
French Sept 06, 2007
Dîner de travail Sfeir-Cousseran à l’ambassade de France à Rome
Le patriarche maronite reçu dès son arrivée par le numéro deux du Vatican.
English Aug 07, 2007
New Emphasis on Life and Family from Head of Maronite Catholic Church
The Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Peter Cardinal Sfeir, spiritual head of the more than 15 million Maronite Catholics spread throughout the world, has in the past few months launched a new emphasis on life and family issues.
Italian Jul 24, 2007
L’ostinazione delle due parti politiche può portare il Paese alla rovina
Il cardinale chiede di abbandonare l’atteggiamento di totale indisponibilità che ognuna delle parti ha nei confronti dell’altra. Oggi a Beirut arriva l’inviato francese, con l’obiettivo di dar vita ad una seconda tornata di colloqui.
English Jul 18, 2007
Presidential election at risk if constitution not respected
Maronite patriarch warns against the danger that ruling majority and opposition choose each their own president. A French envoy is said to be already in Damascus. Lebanese army death toll in clashes in Nahr al-Bared now stands at 100.
French Jun 11, 2007
"Il faut un gouvernement d'union nationale au Liban"
Le chef de l'Église maronite appelle les Libanais à surmonter leurs divisions pour ne pas être les jouets de forces hostiles.
English May 23, 2007
Syria main problem in Lebanon
As the Lebanese army battled Islamic militants in a Palestinian refugee camp leaving 60 dead, Maronite Cardinal Nasrallah Pierre Sfeir of Beirut said that Syrian influence in Lebanon is still the main obstacle to peace.
English May 12, 2007
Cardinal Steps in to Prevent Lebanon's Political Breakup
The head of Lebanon's influential Maronite Catholic Church stepped in on Friday to try to head off what could be the next crisis to strike this conflict-torn country -- the increasing likelihood that Lebanon's divided lawmakers will be unable to elect a president.
English Apr 17, 2007
Cardinal Sfeir calls for unity, love and values in Lebanon
Maronite patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir has strongly reprimanded Lebanese “citizens and politicians” to “have piety on the country and to unite themselves to escape the present abyss”.
English Mar 08, 2007
Presidential elections first step to fix crisis
The patriarch of Lebanon's Maronite Catholic Church said early presidential elections could be the first step in resolving the country's ongoing political crisis.
Italian Feb 26, 2007
Il Libano deve uscire dalla violenza
In Libano il patriarca maronita, cardinale Pierre Nasrallah Sfeir, esprime preoccupazione per il riarmo, come ai tempi della guerra civile, dei partiti politici
French Dec 30, 2006
Bkerké ne désemplit pas de visiteurs pendant les fêtes
Pharaon affirme que le patriarcat maronite a remplacé la présidence de l’État
English Dec 19, 2006
Time to End Hezbollah Sit-in in Beirut
It is time to put a stop to the opposition sit-in that has blocked the centre of Beirut since 1 December, because it is harming the economy.
English Dec 12, 2006
War begins with words, warns Lebanese Cardinal
Maronite Cardinal Nasrallah Sfeir has warned that insult laden politicians' speeches indicate "that war will soon ignite" in Lebanon, as Pope Benedict renews his call for urgent and just solutions to "this grave moment" in the Middle East.
English Nov 16, 2006
Maronite patriarch criticizes leaders for sinking Lebanon into crisis
The head of Lebanon's Maronite Catholic Church has criticized the country's bickering leaders for plunging the nation into political crisis.
English Sept 16, 2006
Hezbollah, proxy in someone else’s fight, says Sfeir
For the Maronite patriarch, the recent conflict was a war imposed on Lebanon by the United States and Israel on the one hand, and Iran and Syria on the other. Most Shiites are not with Hezbollah when it places itself outside the state, says mufti of Tyre.
English Sept 16, 2006
Hezbollah, Proxy in Someone Else's Fight
Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir today called for "Lebanese solidarity" to put the country back on its feet whilst slamming Hezbollah. He said that through a Lebanese "proxy", the country was subjected to a war between the United States and Israel on the one hand, and Syria and Iran on the other.
English Sept 11, 2006
'We Don't Want a Proxy War in Lebanon'
More and more Christians are leaving Lebanon. Cardinal Nasrallah Sfeir, patriarch of the Maronite church in Lebanon, spoke to SPIEGEL ONLINE about the on-going Christian exodus, the future of Hezbollah and the influence of Iran and Syria on his country.
English Jul 31, 2006
Cardinal Sfeir of Lebanon Celebrates Mass for Peace in Washington
His Beatitude, Cardinal Nasrallah P. Sfeir, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, celebrated a Mass for Peace today in Washington, DC as he wrapped up a three-week trip to the United States. This was the Patriarch's last public event before returning to Lebanon.
English Jul 31, 2006
Lebanese patriarch tells Cheney Israeli response not proportionate
Lebanon's Maronite Catholic patriarch said he told U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney that Israel has a right to defend itself, but its reaction to Hezbollah actions is not proportionate.
English Jul 31, 2006
On a pastoral visit to the United States Cardinal Sfeir welcomed with open arms
The Maronite patriarch, Cardinal Nasrallah Sfeir, is now in the United States making a 20-day pastoral visit. The head of the Maronite Church is accompanied by bishops Roland Abou-Jaoudé and Youssef Beshara: Father Richard Abi-Saleh, secretary-general of the Council of Patriarchs and Bishops, and other members of the clergy.
English Jul 27, 2006
Back home, Sfeir calls assembly of Maronite bishops
On his return from the United States, Sfeir gave assurance of US hopes that a “reasonable” ceasefire will be reached. Shelling continues in Beirut and south Lebanon, while in northern Israel, 50% of the people were forced to leave their homes.
English Jul 24, 2006
Statement of His Eminence and His Beatitude Nasrallah Peter Cardinal Sfeir, Patriarch of Antioch and All the East
Press Conference, Thursday, July 13, 2006 -- St. Anthony's Maronite Catholic Church, Lawrence, Massachusetts.
French Jul 12, 2006
Le Hezbollah est manipulé par l’Iran et la Syrie
Le patriarche pourrait rencontrer Condoleezza Rice lors de sa tournée américaine.
English Jul 12, 2006
USA “morally obliged” to encourage Mid-East peace
During a visit to the United States, the patriarch said resolving the Palestinian problem was crucial to calming the region’s conflicts. In Lebanon, Hezbollah must be disarmed, but “this is not easy”, given the ties of the Party of God with Syria and Iran.
French Jul 12, 2006
L’armée syrienne a quitté le Liban, mais ses services de renseignements et ses « amis » sont toujours là
À partir de Chicago, où il préside depuis hier les travaux de la convention nationale maronite (4-8 juillet), le patriarche maronite, le cardinal Nasrallah Sfeir, s’est vu de nouveau obligé de s’expliquer, devant les représentants de la presse américaine, au sujet des développements qui se sont produits au Liban depuis l’assassinat de Rafic Hariri.
English Jul 03, 2006
Maronite Church leader visits St. Louis
Cardinal Nasrallah Peter Sfeir, patriarch of the Maronite Catholic Church, arrived in St. Louis on Thursday to begin a pastoral visit to the United States. His visit also will include stops in Chicago and New York.
English Jul 01, 2006
Only Regular Army Should Undertake Lebanon's Defence
Only the regular army should be responsible for Lebanon's defence, according to the Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir.
English Jun 15, 2006
Cardinal is hope for future of Lebanese Christians
For Lebanese Christians, Cardinal Nasrallah P. Sfeir, Maronite Catholic patriarch, is their hope in an uncertain future.
English Jun 15, 2006
Desperate Christians emigrating and selling properties
Cardinal Nasrallah Butros Sfeir has decried the state of schism plaguing the ranks of Lebanon's Christians, and called for better relations between them and their non-Christian surrounding.
English Jun 12, 2006
Cardinal is hope for future of Lebanese Christians
For Lebanese Christians, Cardinal Nasrallah P. Sfeir, Maronite Catholic patriarch, is their hope in an uncertain future.
French May 29, 2006
Nazek Hariri donne un dîner en l’honneur de Sfeir
Le patriarche maronite, le cardinal Nasrallah Sfeir, qui avait participé à Paris au 150e anniversaire de l’Œuvre d’Orient, a été l’hôte de Mme Nazek Rafic Hariri, qui a donné un dîner en son honneur à la résidence des Hariri dans la capitale française.
English May 29, 2006
New UN Resolution on Lebanon is Necessary
The failure to disarm Hizbollah, draw the boundaries and establish diplomatic relations between Lebanon and Syria are the reasons that make another United Nations resolution necessary, this according to Card Nasrallah Sfeir, patriarch of the Maronite Church.
English Apr 30, 2006
Cardinal says government is dividing Lebanon
In an Easter message, the head of Lebanon's Maronite Catholic Church said that division among government officials is polarizing the country at the expense of the Lebanese people, who are on the verge of despair.
English Apr 27, 2006
Prophetic deeds needed to bring peace to Lebanon, says Cardinal Sfeir
On the eve of his departure for France, Maronite Patriarch criticises President Lahoud for “tying his fate to that of Syria”.
English Mar 29, 2006
Lebanon's Cardinal Supports Government Talks
Maronite patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir has pledged his "full support" to "any initiative that leads the country out of its current crisis". Speaking on the eve of his departure for Rome where he will take part in the Consistory, the Patriarch said he was opposed to "the use of any violent language against the president of the Republic".
English Mar 04, 2006
Lebanon's Cardinal Sfeir Slams Political Bickering
As the date of Lebanon's national dialogue approaches, it was uncertain Sunday whether a Cabinet session would be held this week, despite a promise by Premier Fouad Siniora to hold a Cabinet meeting before the date of the dialogue, March 2.
English Feb 28, 2006
Remove Lahoud from office only in accordance with the law, says Cardinal Sfeir
In an interview with AsiaNews, the Maronite Patriarch says he is in favour of Hezbollah’s disarmament, the pursuit of the international inquiry into Rafik Hariri’s assassination and new polls under “fair” election rules.
French Jan 30, 2006
Le Cardinal Nassarallah Boutros Sfeir reçoit Roger Abinader et formule des voeux de paix
Parti au Liban pour la levée de deuil de sa mère, Roger Abinader industriel et homme d’affaires ivoiro-libanais a été reçu par le patriarche Nassarallah Boutros SFEIR, chef de l’Eglise catholique et une personnalité très aimée et respectée au pays des Cèdres.
French Jan 16, 2006
Le général Michel Aoun chez le patriarche maronite
Michel Aoun, s’est rendu hier à Bkerké où il a été reçu par le patriarche maronite. Cette visite surprise intervient le lendemain de celle de son rival politique, le leader druze Walid Joumblatt.
English Dec 26, 2005
Lebanese Cardinal Blames Corruption for Lebanon's Current Dire Situation
Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Butros Sfeir on Thursday blamed corruption for Lebanon's current dire state of affairs. "Corruption has gotten us to this situation," the Prelate said, following a meeting with local and foreign officials.
English Nov 07, 2005
The UN commission headed up Cardinal Sfeir takes a decision of no decision on Lahoud
Lebanon's Maronite Christian bishops on Wednesday urged an end to mounting pressure on pro-Syrian President Emile Lahoud to resign. The Council of Maronite Bishops said that calls for Lahoud's resignation "has got Lebanon into an awkward situation. The presidency should remain above this dispute."
French Oct 24, 2005
« Le célibat est le joyau le plus précieux dans le trésor de l’Église Catholique »
« Le célibat est le joyau le plus précieux dans le trésor de l’Église Catholique ». Le cardinal Nasrallah Pierre Sfeir est intervenu au cours de la 8e congrégation générale de la XI assemblée générale ordinaire du synode des évêques, sous la présidence du cardinal Juan Sandoval Iñiguez, en présence du pape et de 239 membres du synode, vendredi 7 octobre.
Spanish Oct 15, 2005
Un Cardenal explica por qué no conviene el sacerdocio casado
El Cardenal Nasrallah Pierre Sfeir, Patriarca de Antioquía de los Maronitas (Líbano), explicó por qué, pese a que el rito Maronita los admite, los sacerdotes casados no son una solución para la falta de clero, informa AD.
English Oct 15, 2005
Maronite Rite Cardinal defends, praises celibate priesthood, but admits can create other serious problems
Speaking to the 11th General Synod Fathers, gathered for their eighth meeting this morning at the Vatican, Cardinal Nasrallah Pierre Sfeir, who is Patriarch of Antioch of the Maronites in Lebanon--a Catholic rite which allows for married priests--addressed the issue, which has been brought up by many, particularly in light of the U.S. sex abuse scandal, of commonly permitting married priests in the Roman rite.
English Oct 07, 2005
Need for a Leader to Restore Confidence
Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Butros Sfeir highlighted the country's need for a leader to restore confidence in themselves and their country during yesterday's Mass. Sfeir said Lebanon was being plunged into "deadly confusion" regarding the impact of the expected report from the international probe into the murder of former Premier Rafik Hariri.
Spanish Sept 26, 2005
Nuevo renacimento de iglesia católica de rito maronita
El Cardenal Nassrallah Sfeir, Patriarca de Antioquía de los Maronitas, alentó a los católicos de rito maronita a un mayor compromiso con su fe y su tradición, al concluir el Sínodo Patriarcal realizado en el Líbano.
English Aug 06, 2005
Family thanks Cardinal Sfeir for helping in Samir Geagea’s release
Ms Strida Geagea told AsiaNews that as soon as her husband Samir—the former head of the Lebanese Forces—is free, they are going abroad for three weeks. She also thanked the Maronite Patriarch, Cardinal Nasrallah Sfeir, for all he did to help getting Samir free.
English Jul 09, 2005
Lebanon's Cardinal Appeals for a New Beginning to Religious Life
Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir made an "urgent appeal" to all religious in Lebanon that they may begin a process of spiritual renewal that would lead all believers to the path of holiness.
English Jul 09, 2005
No more fighting among Christians
Maronite Patriarch Nasrallah Sfeir said he hoped that incidents like that of Koura in which two Christians were killed in clashes between followers of Suleiman Frangieh and Samir Geagea will be a thing of the past.
English Jun 13, 2005
“Before voting, examine your conscience”
Maronite Patriarch, Cardinal Nassrallah Sfeir, yesterday made a strong appeal to the nation to respect rules of electoral conduct, inviting voters to refute the logic of “electoral money”. The Patriarch expressed his hope that “each will examine his conscience before casting his ballot next Sunday” and that an “effective parliament” will be elected “despite the dreadful electoral law, rejected by practically all honest Lebanese”.
Italian May 15, 2005
In Libano ci sono forze malefiche, ma non ci fermeranno
In Libano esistono ancora “forze malefiche” che “fanno disinformazione, mettono le bombe e seminano il terrore”, mentre la scena politica è dominata da “menzogna e doppiezza di linguaggio”. E’ la denuncia espressa dal cardinale Nasrallah Sfeir, patriarca dei maroniti, secondo il quale, però, “non si riuscirà ad allontanare i libanesi dalla strada verso l’indipendenza”.
English Apr 24, 2005
Lebanese cardinal wants dialogue, collaboration
Roman Catholicism’s relationship with Islam loomed large Thursday during a Memorial Mass that saw Lebanese Cardinal Nasrallah Pierre Sfeir cast John Paul II’s pontificate as a boon to interfaith and ecumenical dialogue and express a desire for continued openness between Catholics and Muslims.
French Apr 16, 2005
Le Liban doit redevenir exemple de coexistence entre chrétiens et musulmans
« L’Europe peut faire beaucoup pour que le Liban redevienne exemple de coexistence entre chrétiens et musulmans », affirme Sa Béatitude Nasrallah Pierre Sfeir, patriarche d’Antioche des Maronites dans cet entretien accordé la semaine dernière à Zenit.
English Mar 21, 2005
Lebanese cardinal to meet with Bush
Maronite Cardinal Nasrallah Sfeir, a strong critic of Syria's control in Lebanon who left Monday for a meeting with President Bush, has emerged as a key opposition figure whose influence cuts across sectarian lines in this religiously diverse nation.
English Mar 21, 2005
President Meets with Lebanese Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Sfeir
The Oval Office
For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
March 16, 2005
2:00 P.M. EST
French Mar 04, 2005
Le cardinal Sfeir pour un «gouvernement neutre de transition»
Le cardinal Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir, patriarche maronite d'Antioche, souhaite la formation au Liban d»'un gouvernement neutre de transition» qui «puisse bénéficier d'une assistance sûre dans le domaine de la sécurité». Il appelle le pouvoir pro-syrien à se montrer «conciliant» et à «suspendre (les responsables des organes de sécurité) de leurs fonctions».
French Feb 24, 2005
Entretien avec le cardinal Sfeir
Pour le patriarche d'Antioche des maronites, "les Libanais savent ce que coûte une guerre" et il appelle le gouvernement Karamé à démissionner.
English Nov 02, 2004
Speach to the US House of Representatives
Tribute to his Beatitude Mar Nasrallah Boutros Cardinal Sfeir, Maronite Patriarch of Antioch and all the East: Hon. Nick J. Rahall II of of West Virginia in the house of representatives, Wednesday, March 7, 2001.
English Oct 07, 2004
Bilan de l’action œcuménique du pape
Le cardinal Nasrallah Pierre Sfeir, patriarche d’Antioche des maronites, est intervenu sur l’œcuménisme et le dialogue interreligieux durant le pontificat de Jean-Paul II, au cours de la rencontre des cardinaux, patriarches et présidents des conférences épiscopales, à Rome, du 15 au 18 octobre.
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