Melkite Christianity in Lebanon
|Christianity (Melkite Catholic)|
Melkite Christianity in Lebanon refers to adherents of the Melkite Greek Catholic Church in Lebanon, which is the third Christian denomination in the country after the Maronite Christianity in Lebanon and Eastern Orthodox Christianity in Lebanon.
Under the terms of an unwritten agreement known as the National Pact between the various political and religious leaders of Lebanon, the Melkite community in Lebanon has eight reserved seats in the Parliament of Lebanon. (see Politics of Lebanon#Legislative_branch)
The Melkite Christians live primarily in the central and eastern parts of the country, dispersed in many villages. Members of this rite are concentrated in Beirut, Zahlah, and the suburbs of Sidon. They have a relatively higher level of education than other denominations. Proud of their Arab heritage, Melkite Christians have been able to strike a balance between their openness to the Arab world and their identification with the West. Melkite Christians are estimated to constitute 5% of Lebanon's population of approximately 4.3 million, which means they amount to 215,000.
- Melkite Greek Catholic Church
- Christianity in Lebanon
- Roman Catholicism in Lebanon
- Maronite Christianity in Lebanon
- Eastern Orthodox Christianity in Lebanon
- Protestantism in Lebanon
- Religion in Lebanon
- Shi'a Islam in Lebanon
- Sunni Islam in Lebanon
- Druze in Lebanon
- "2012 Report on International Religious Freedom - Lebanon". United States Department of State. 20 May 2013. Retrieved 15 December 2013.
- Lebanon - International Religious Freedom Report 2008 U.S. Department of State. Retrieved on 2013-06-13.