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St. Charbel shrine revealed in prominent New York cathedral

Courtesy of St. Patrick's Cathedral official twitter

BEIRUT: A shrine to Maronite Saint Charbel was inaugurated at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York City on Saturday.

Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai attended the inauguration ceremony, giving his blessing and a dedication.

“St. Charbel now watches over you from 5th Avenue at St. Patrick's Cathedral,” said Cardinal Timothy Doland, the Archbishop of New York, according to a tweet from the cathedral’s official account.

The shrine, which features a mosaic of Saint Charbel along with national Lebanese emblems such as the cedar tree, was donated by SGBL bank chairman Antoun Sehnaoui.

The donation was made in the name of his parents May and Nabil Sehnaoui.

Opened in 1879, Saint Patrick’s Cathedral is one of New York City’s most famous architectural landmarks, located on 5th Avenue.





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