Bechara Boutros al-Rahi

Patriarch Mar Bechara Boutros al-Rahi (or Raï, Syriac: ܡܳܪܝ̱ ܒܫܰܐܪܰܗ ܦ̇ܶܛܪܳܘܣ ܪܰܐܥܺܝ Mor Bsharah Peṭros Raʿī, Arabic: مار بشارة بطرس الراعي‎ Mār Bishārah Buṭrus al-Rāʿī ) (born 25 February 1940) is the 77th Syriac Maronite Patriarch of Antioch, a position he has held since 15 March 2011, succeeding Patriarch Cardinal Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir. Bechara Boutros al-Rahi was born in Himlaya, Matn District, Lebanon on 25 February 1940. He attended Collège Notre Dame de Jamhour, a Jesuit school in Lebanon. He entered the Mariamite Maronite Order on 31 July 1962 and was ordained as a priest on 3 September 1967. From 1967 to 1975 he has been responsible for the Arabic transmissions of Vatican Radio. In 1975 he was awarded a Phd in canon and civil law. He also studied for three years at the Lateran University in Rome. He was consecrated as auxiliary bishop of Antioch on 12 July 1986, by Patriarch Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir and on 9 June 1990, he was appointed bishop of Byblos. In 2003 he was elected Secretary of the Maronite Synod, and in 2009 he was appointed President of the Lebanese Episcopal Commission for the Media.

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Date of birth
February 25th, 1940
Place of birth
Matn District


1. Collège Notre Dame de Jamhour Educational Institution

Collège Notre-Dame de Jamhour is a private French-language, Jesuit catholic educational institution set in Jamhour (eastern suburb of Beirut, Lebanon). Its campus is set in a pine forest, and includes Petit Collège, Grand collège, a church, and a recently built sports complex. Prior to the late 1950s, the campus was located on Rue Huvelin in Beirut.

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2. Pontifical Lateran University Catholic school

The Pontifical Lateran University (Pontificia Università Lateranense or Lateranum) is a university by pontifical right based in Rome, Italy. The university also hosts the central session of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family. The university is known as "The Pope's University". The university's Grand Chancellor is the Vicar General to the Holy Father for the Diocese of Rome, and thus the university is placed directly under the authority of the Pope. The university can boast of four saints among its alumni. Today the Pontifical Lateran university has a student body from over 100 nationalities.

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Piazza San Giovanni in Laterano, 4, 00120 - Vatican City, Vatican City
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