The Patriarch Estefan Douaihy Foundation have held a media day to promote the cause for the canonization of the Patriarch.
Members of the press first had an audience with Patriarch Sfeir. Afterwards they travelled to St Antonio Monastery and then onto Ehden. There they visited Mar Mama Church, where Bishop Paul Saade, Bishop of Batroun , spoke of the Church's history, and then onto Sts.Sarkis and Bakhous Monastery. The delegation was met by Bishop Samir Mazloum, Vicar General of the Patriarchy of Zgharta, who is the President of the Foundation. They then went onto St. Jacob's Monastery. Lunch was given by Mr. Joseph Raidy, Vice President of the Foundation, at his home in Ehden.
The event was reported in today's edition of of the Lebanese newspaper, Al Anwar which can be read in PDF format (Arabic) from here
The officers and members of the Committee of the Foundation are: President: Bishop Samir Mazloun; Vice President: Mr. Joseph Raidy; Hon.Secretary: Fr. Joseph Tannous; Hon.Treasurer: Fr. Estefan Frangieh; Media Secretary: Fr. Nader Nader; Heritage Secretary: Fr. Elias Hanna; Members - Fr. Antoino Sfeir, Sister Dominique Halabi, Mr. Youssef Zeidan, Mr. Sayed Geitany, Mr. Antoine Dahdah, Mr. Simon Al Makari, Mr. Boutros Wehbe Douaihy.