Lebanese Melkite Christians

Lebanese Melkite Christians are the adherents of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church in Lebanon, which is the third largest Christian group in the country after the Maronite Church and the Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch.

Lebanese Melkite Christians
Distribution of Melkite Catholic Christians in Lebanon
Vernacular: Lebanese Arabic
Liturgical: Koine Greek and Arabic
Christianity (Melkite Catholic)

The Lebanese Melkite Christians are believed to constitute about 5%[1][2] of the total population of Lebanon. Note that the following percentages are estimates only. However, in a country that had last census in 1932, it is difficult to have correct population estimates.

Under the terms of an unwritten agreement known as the National Pact between the various political and religious leaders of Lebanon, the Melkite community in Lebanon has eight reserved seats in the Parliament of Lebanon.

Lebanese Melkite-born Notables Edit

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  1. ^ "International Religious Freedom Report for 2012: Lebanon". United States Department of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor. 20 May 2013. Retrieved 7 January 2018.
  2. ^ "Lebanon: International Religious Freedom Report 2008". United States Department of State. 19 September 2008. Retrieved 7 January 2018.