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University to Award Honorary Degree to Cardinal Sfeir

Contact: Michael Larkin
(212)636-7175
mlarkin@fordham.edu


NEW YORK— Fordham University will award His Eminence and Beatitude Mar Nasrallah Boutros Cardinal Sfeir, the Maronite Patriarch of Antioch and All the East, an honorary degree of humane letters at a special convocation on Friday, March 18, at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of Lebanon Cathedral in Brooklyn. The event is open to the public. 

Since his election as Maronite Patriarch in 1986, Cardinal Sfeir has been a strident defender of the poor and disenfranchised, and outspoken in denouncing injustice, corruption and violence. He received his licentiate in philosophy and in theology at the Jesuit University of Saint Joseph in Beirut.

DATE:        FRIDAY, MARCH 18
TIME:         7 P.M.
PLACE:     OUR LADY OF LEBANON CATHEDRAL
                  113 REMSEN ST.
                  BROOKLYN, NY
         
Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to approximately 15,800 students in its five undergraduate colleges and six graduate and professional schools. It has residential campuses in the Bronx, Manhattan and Tarrytown, and the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y.
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