Paul Youssef Matar

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Paul Youssef Matar (1 February 1941–) is a Lebanese prelate of the Maronite Church who served as the Archeparch of the Archeparchy of Beirut.


  • We Eastern Christians are here to say that we are children of this land. We are the Eastern Churches, not the Trojan horse of the West. We have cultural and religious affinities with the West, but remain easterners. The Muslims are our brothers and together we are trying to solve the shared problems. If there is a "clash of civilizations" it is a political clash, not religious.

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