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An Eastern Catholic Community Helped Create Lebanon
Meet the Melkite Catholics who helped form Lebanon. After the end of World War I, people from the Levant journeyed to and lobbied in Europe to settle their fates. With complex connections and experiences in the Levant, Melkites helped create the Republic of Lebanon from the 1910s through the 1950s. Like the Maronites and others, they helped shape a place that in turn shaped them.