Lebanese Melkite Christians

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Lebanese Melkite Christians
Languages
Vernacular:
Lebanese Arabic
Religion
Christianity (Melkite Catholic)

Lebanese Melkite Christians refers to Lebanese people who are adherents of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church in Lebanon, which is the third largest Christian denomination in the country after the Maronite Church and the Eastern Orthodox Church.

The Lebanese Melkite Christians are believed to constitute about 5%[1][2] of the total population of Lebanon.

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.

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References[edit]

  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.