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|Patriarch of Antioch|
|Native name||Arabic: نصرالله بطرس صفيرcode: ar is deprecated|
|See||Antioch and the Whole East|
|Appointed||7 May 1986|
|Reign ended||26 February 2011|
|Predecessor||Anthony Peter Khoraish|
|Successor||Bechara Boutros al-Rahi|
|Ordination||7 May 1950|
|Consecration||16 July 1961
by Paul Peter Meouchi
|Created Cardinal||26 November 1994|
May 15, 1920|
|Died||May 12, 2019
Achrafieh, Beirut, Lebanon
|Coat of arms|
Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir (Al-Kārdīnāl Mār Naṣrallah Buṭrus Ṣufayr, Arabic: الكاردينال مار نصر الله بطرس صفيرcode: ar is deprecated ; 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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