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His Beatitude Moran Mor Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir
Patriarch of Antioch
Native name Arabic: نصرالله بطرس صفير
See Antioch and the Whole East
Appointed 7 May 1986
Reign ended 26 February 2011
Predecessor Anthony Peter Khoraish
Successor Bechara Boutros al-Rahi
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Ordination 7 May 1950
Consecration 16 July 1961
by Paul Peter Meouchi
Created Cardinal 26 November 1994
Rank Cardinal-Bishop Patriarch
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Born (1920-05-15)May 15, 1920
Rayfoun, Lebanon
Died May 12, 2019(2019-05-12) (aged 98)
Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon
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  • Auxiliary Bishop of Antioch (1961–1986)
  • Titular Bishop of Tarsus of the Maronites (1961–1986)
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Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir (Al-Kārdīnāl Mār Naṣrallah Buṭrus Ṣufayr, Arabic: الكاردينال مار نصر الله بطرس صفير ‎; 15 May 1920 – 12 May 2019) was the patriarch of Lebanon's largest Christian body, the Maronite Church, an Eastern Catholic Church in communion with the Holy See. He was also a Cardinal. He was elected Patriarch of Antioch for the Maronites on 27 April 1986, and his resignation was accepted on 26 February 2011. Bechara Boutros al-Rahi became patriarch following the resignation.

Sfeir was the third Maronite Cardinal and the 76th Patriarch of the Maronite Church with the official title of "His Beatitude and Eminence the seventy-sixth Patriarch of Antioch and the Whole Levant".

Sfeir was born in Rayfoun. He died of a chest infection on 12 May 2019 in Beirut. He was 98.

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