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(1962) Large smiles cover the faces of President Kennedy and Maronite Patriarch Paul Pierre Meouchi after a conference at the White House. Paying a courtesy call on the President, the Patriarch was accompanied by Ambassador Ibrihim Al-Ahdib of Lebanon, and by a delegation of Maronite Rite clergy. He wore the colorful red vestments of his office as spiritual leader of the world's nearly 800,000 Maronite Rite Catholics. After chatting with Mr. Kennedy, he told reporters with a smile, "You have a wonderful President; God bless him." Religion News Service file photo