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 Patriarch   Maximos VHis Beatitude, the Regretted, Maximos V, Patriarch / Batriyark of the cities of Antioch, Alexandria and Jerusalem, of Cilicia, Syria, Iberia, Arabia Mesopotamia, Pentapolis, Ethiopia, of all of Egypt and the entire East, Father of Fathers, Pastor of Pastors, Bishop of Bishops, the Thirteenth of The Holy Apostles

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The Patriarchal Office in Lebanon of the The See of Antioch announced the falling asleep in the Lord of His Beatitude, Maximos V, Patriarch / Batriyark of the cities of Antioch, Alexandria and Jerusalem, of Cilicia, Syria, Iberia, Arabia Mesopotamia, Pentapolis, Ethiopia, of all of Egypt and the entire East, Father of Fathers, Pastor of Pastors, Bishop of Bishops, the Thirteenth of The Holy Apostles on June 29, 2001. Funeral services are planned for Monday, July 2nd at Harissa.

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TELEGRAMMA DI CORDOGLIO DEL SANTO PADRE PER LA SCOMPARSA DI S.B. MAXIMOS V HAKIM, PATRIARCA EMERITO DEI GRECO-MELKITI DI ANTIOCHIA , 30.06.2001

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TELEGRAMMA DI CORDOGLIO DEL SANTO PADRE PER LA SCOMPARSA DI S.B. MAXIMOS V HAKIM, PATRIARCA EMERITO DEI GRECO-MELKITI DI ANTIOCHIA , 30.06.2001

TELEGRAMMA DI CORDOGLIO DEL SANTO PADRE PER LA SCOMPARSA DI S.B. MAXIMOS V HAKIM, PATRIARCA
EMERITO DEI GRECO-MELKITI DI ANTIOCHIA

È morto ieri mattina all’Ospedale Sacro Cuore di Beirut S.B. Maximos V Hakim, Patriarca emerito dei Greco-Melkiti di Antiochia.

Lunedì 2 luglio, alle ore 11, nella chiesa di "Saint Paul" ad Harissa (Beirut) verrà celebrata una Messa di suffragio e sarà presente S.E. Mons. Antonio Maria Vegliò, Segretario della Congregazione per le Chiese Orientali.

I solenni funerali avranno luogo mercoledì 4 luglio a Damasco nella Cattedrale Greco-Melkita, alla presenza di S.B. Em.ma Card. Ignace Moussa I Daoud, Prefetto della Congregazione per le Chiese Orientali, in rappresentanza del Santo Padre.

Pubblichiamo di seguito il testo del telegramma di cordoglio per la morte del Patriarca Hakim, che il Santo Padre Giovanni Paolo II ha inviato al successore, S.B. Grégoire III Laham:

TELEGRAMMA DEL SANTO PADRE

SA BÉATITUDE GRÉGOIRE III LAHAM
PATRIARCHE DES GRECS-MELKITES
DAMAS

PPRENANT LE DÉCÈS DE SA BÉATITUDE MAXIMOS V HAKIM, JE VOUS EXPRIME MA VIVE SYMPATHIE AINSI QU'AUX MEMBRES DU PATRIARCAT GREC-MELKITE, À LA FAMILLE DU DÉFUNT ET À CEUX QUI ONT BÉNÉFICIÉ DE SA SOLLICITUDE PASTORALE. JE PRIE LE SEIGNEUR DE COMBLER DE GRÂCE ET DE PAIX CE SERVITEUR FIDÈLE QUI A LONGUEMENT CONDUIT LES DESTINÉES DU PATRIARCAT GREC-MELKITE, S'EFFORÇANT TOUJOURS DE PROMOUVOIR L'UNITÉ ENTRE TOUS LES FIDÈLES, AU MOYEN-ORIENT ET DANS LA DIASPORA, POUR SERVIR LA COMMUNION DANS L'ÉGLISE ET POUR ANNONCER L'ÉVANGILE AU MONDE. DANS L'ATTENTE DE LA RÉSURRECTION, EN GAGE D'ESPÉRANCE ET DE RÉCONFORT, JE VOUS ACCORDE DE GRAND CŒUR, BÉATITUDE, LA BÉNÉDICTION APOSTOLIQUE, ET L'ÉTENDS À L'ENSEMBLE DE LA COMMUNAUTÉ GRECQUE-MELKITE.

IOANNES PAULUS PP II

[01129-03.01] [Texte original: Français]

Holy See Vatican Information Service

30-Jun-2001 -- Vatican Information Service

TELEGRAMS: DEATHS OF CARDINAL ODDI AND PATRIARCH MAXIMOS V HAKIM

VATICAN CITY, JUN 30, 2001 (VIS) - John Paul II sent a telegram to Bishop Luciano Monari of Piacenza-Bobbio, Italy, for the death yesterday at the age of 90 of Cardinal Silvio Oddi, prefect emeritus of the Congregation for the Clergy. The Holy Father sent another telegram to His Beatitude, Gregoire III Laham, patriarch of the Greek-Melkites, Damascus, Syria, for the death yesterday at the age of 93 of His Beatitude, Maximos V Hakim, patriarch emeritus of the same patriarchate.

In the telegram to Bishop Monari, the Pope recalls "with a grateful spirit, the invaluable collaboration that (Cardinal Oddi) gave to the Holy See during so many decades in the service of five Popes; as apostolic nuncio in various countries and then as prefect of the Congregation for the Clergy."

In the second telegram, the Holy Father affirms that Patriarch Maximos V Hakim always strove to "promote unity among all the faithful, in the Middle East and in the diaspora, in the service of communion within the Church and in order to announce the Gospel to the world."

Pope's Statement

On the occasion of the death of Melkite Patriarch Emeritus Maximos V at the age of 93, Pope John Paul II stated that his great legacy is the promotion of unity among the faithful of the Greek-Melkite Church worldwide. Upon hearing the news of the death, Pope John Paul II sent a telegram to express his spiritual closeness to the community the patriarch led for more than 30 years. He sent the telegram to Patriarch Gregorios III in the See of Damascus. During his recent visit to Syria, John Paul II visited the See of the Greek-Melkite Patriarchate in Damascus. On May 7, during their meeting with the Pope, and in the presence of Gregorios III and Greek Orthodox Patriarch Ignatios IV Hazim, Syrian youth urged their pastors to make every effort to over-come the scandal of division among Christians.

EWTN Vatican Update

2-Jul-2001

RETIRED MELKITE PATRIARCH DIES

VATICAN, Jul 2, 01 (CWNews.com) -- Patriarch Maximos V Hakim, the retired head of the Melkite Catholic Church, died on Friday, June 29.

Patriarch Maximos, who was 93, resigned last year because of his failing health. He was succeeded, as Patriarch / Batriyark of Antioch for the Melkites, by Grégoire (Gregory) III Laham. In a telegram of condolence addressed to Patriarch Gregory, Pope John Paul praised the deceased Melkite leader for his efforts to "promote unity among the faithful, in the Middle East and in the diaspora."

The funeral for Patriarch Maximos will be held in Damascus on July 4. Patriarch Gregory will preside, with Patriarch Ignace Moussa Daoud, the prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for the Eastern Churches, also in attendance.

CWNews.com

Retired Melkite Patriarch Dies

VATICAN, Jul 2, 01 (CWNews.com) -- Patriarch Maximos V Hakim, the retired head of the Melkite Catholic Church, died on Friday, June 29.

Patriarch Maximos, who was 93, resigned last year because of his failing health. He was succeeded, as Patriarch / Batriyark of Antioch for the Melkites, by Grégoire (Gregory) III Laham. In a telegram of condolence addressed to Patriarch Gregory, Pope John Paul praised the deceased Melkite leader for his efforts to "promote unity among the faithful, in the Middle East and in the diaspora."

The funeral for Patriarch Maximos will be held in Damascus on July 4. Patriarch Gregory will preside, with Patriarch Ignace Moussa Daoud, the prefect of the Vatican's Congregation for the Eastern Churches, also in attendance.

Number: 15891 Date: 02-Jul-01 Type: U Code:

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His Beatitude,  Patriarch Maximos V Hakim (on right) with His Beatitude,  Patriarch Grégoire (Gregory) III  (on left)
His Beatitude, Patriarch Maximos V Hakim (on right) with His Beatitude, Patriarch Grégoire (Gregory) III (on left)

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