October 31, 2011
CANADIAN CATHOLIC NEWS
OTTAWA – Years ago, Melkite Archbishop Elias Chacour flew to Washington, D.C., to make an unannounced visit to then Secretary of State James Baker's personal residence.
The Melkite Greek Catholic archbishop of Akko, Haifa, Nazareth and All Galilee was having trouble getting a building permit to expand a school from the Israeli government. That problem had repeated itself many times over the years as he built schools and summer camps for impoverished Christian and Muslim villagers.