Articles in Maronite Church, Sports and Health

The Catholic visionary who founded the World Cup

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Inspired by Pope Leo XIII, Jules Rimet created a tournament that brought warring nations together. Three lions on a shirt Jules Rimet still gleaming Thirty years of hurt Never stopped me dreaming... Read full article

Saint Rafqa

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Rafqa Pietra Choboq Ar-Rayès - رفقا بطرسيّة شبق ألريّس, June 29, 1832 – March 23, 1914, also known as Saint Rafka, is a Lebanese Maronite saint canonized by Pope John Paul II on June 10, 2001.... Read full article

Salah 'Almost 100%' Certain to Play for Egypt

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Egypt coach Hector Cuper said that star striker Mohamed Salah has recovered from his shoulder injury and will almost certainly play against Uruguay in the sides' World Cup opener on Friday.... Read full article

Three Lebanese athletes are competing at the 2018 Winter Olympics

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Three Lebanese skiers are competing in the 2018 Winter Olympics that is being held in Pyeongchang, South Korea. Allen Behlok and Natacha Mohbat are competing in the Alpine Skiing category and Samer Tawk in the Cross-Country Skiing category. ... Read full article

From Colombia to Lebanon: Father Dario Escobar

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In his spartan hermitage several kilometres up a narrow footpath in northern Lebanon's Qadisha Valley, only one trait remains from Dario Escobar's previous life: a love of football. The 75-year-old recluse hails from a wealthy Colombian family...... Read full article

Fred and Neymar claim Confeds Cup for Brazil

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An incredible Maracana atmosphere spurred Brazil to their third consecutive FIFA Confederations Cup, with a brilliant 3-0 win against FIFA World Cup™ holders Spain. Fred grabbed a brace and Neymar grabbed yet another brilliant goal.... Read full article

Cheryshev Stars as Russia Rout Saudi Arabia in World Cup Opener

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Denis Cheryshev struck twice for Russia as the World Cup hosts thumped Saudi Arabia 5-0 in the opening match of the tournament in Moscow on Thursday.... Read full article

Cricketer Phillip Hughes Loses Fight For Life

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In tragic news, Australian cricketer Phillip Hughes has lost his battle in hospital today after sustaining a severe blow in Tuesday's Sheffield Shield Match at the SCG. ... Read full article

Lebanon is Hosting The 2017 FIBA Asian Cup

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The FIBA Asia Cup 2017 will take place in Lebanon from 8-20 Aug, and it will be the first ever Asia-Oceania joint continental Championship where 16 teams, including Oceanian powerhouses Australia and New Zealand, will battle for top honours in Asia.... Read full article

Saint Nematullah Kassab Al Hardini

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Father Hardini was born Joseph Kassab in the year 1808. His father was George Kassab and his mother Marium Raad, daughter of Reverend Yousef Yacoub. He had four brothers and two sisters, his brothers were 'Assaf, Elias, Tanious, Yacoub ...... Read full article

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