Syriac Maronite Church  

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Maronites are members of one of the Syriac Eastern Catholic Churches, with a heritage reaching back to Maron in the early 5th century. The first Maronite patriarch, John Maron, was elected in the late 7th century. Although reduced in numbers and estimated to have lost their status as a majority in Lebanon itself, today, Maronites remain one of the principal ethno-religious groups in the country and they continue to represent the absolute majority of Lebanese people when the Lebanese diaspora is included.

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