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Maronite Catholic Church Patriarch to visit St. Louis

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By AP/KWMU

St. Louis, MO – The Patriarch of the Maronite Catholic Church is scheduled to arrive in St. Louis today (Thursday) for a four-day visit.

Nasrallah Peter Cardinal Sfeir will receive Saint Louis University's highest honor - the Sword of Ignatius Loyola -during his visit.

City leaders say it's the most significant visit of a religious figure since the Pope was in St. Louis in 1999. And this is only the fourth time a Maronite Patriarch has visited the US since 1962.

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