|Lebanese youth participating in Mission Youth.|
Lebanon is an important country for Christianity in the Middle
East, especially for Catholicism. It is an Arabic-speaking country where
Christians live in equality with Muslims, sharing various political responsibilities
to maintain an institutional balance between the two groups. The
majority church is the Maronite Catholic Rite, which is an
Eastern rite in full communion with the Pope. Regnum Christi
members in Lebanon belong to various Catholic rites, including the
Maronite Rite and the Roman Rite.
In Lebanon, the Regnum
Christi Movement aims to contribute its specific charism of charity
and apostolate so as to give hope to the Christians
who live there, often as refugees from other Middle Eastern
countries, where they are persecuted or discriminated against.
The first Regnum
Christi incorporation in Lebanon took place on August 27, 1995.
The incorporation was the result of the work of several
Legionary priests who had traveled periodically from France and Italy
to work in Lebanon, sometimes bringing French youth to Bourj
Hammoud for missions, where they helped out in the parish
school, visited families, organized Eucharistic adoration, and ran meetings for
|Participants in an Angel for a Day activity in Zalka.|
Since then, the sections have grown mainly in
the city of Beirut, in the areas of Bourj Hammoud
and Zalka. The main apostolate of the section members is
to help out in their parish. They also have their
regular Encounters with Christ and their team meetings. Although they
are small sections, they are quite active, and have organized
various apostolates such as ECYD, Mission Youth, Angel for a
Day, and more.
The sections have also given rise to
various coworkers in France and Italy.