HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor participates in event at the Austrian Parliament

 

Mr Wolfgang Sobotka and Prince Gharios El Chemor in Vienna

Last Monday and Tuesday (28th and 29th of May 2018) HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Nu’man VIII has participated of an inter religious event at the Austrian Parliament in Vienna. Under the high patronage of the Mr Wolfgang Sobotka, the president of the Austrian Parliament, the Second Austrian Prayer Breakfast had over 200 VIP participants from several countries and was a significant success.

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HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor with Dr Grudrun Kugler, Austrian MP and event’s organizer 

On Monday, a smaller group had a guided visit to the Austrian Imperial Treasury and to the Austrian Parliament provisional building at the Schönborn Palace, since the actual building is under renovation. In the end of the tour, a VIP coquetel reception was held with the presence of Austrian and international politicians, religious leaders and other VIP guests.

On Tuesday, the main event took place having not only participants from Austria, but also from other countries like United States, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, France, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Spain, etc

HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor with his great friend and the President of the Royal Ghassanid Academy of Arts & Sciences Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Schirrmacher

The team responsible for the organization of the successful event was formed by NAbg. Dr. Gudrun Kugler, NAbg. a.D. Dr. Josef Höchtl, NAbg. a.D. Dr. Andreas F. Karlsböck and Prof. Dr. Friedrich Schipper.

The Parliamentary Committee:

NAbg. Werner Amon MBA, LAbg. Peko Baxant, BM a.D. NAbg. DI Nikolaus Berlakovich, NAbg. Martina Diesner-Wais, NAbg. a.D. Ing. Waltraud Dietrich, NAbg. Efgani Dönmez PMM, NAbg. a.D. Asdin El Habbassi BA, NAbg. Mag. Martin Engelberg, NAbg. Mag. Klaus Fürlinger, NAbg. Mag. Wolfgang Gerstl, NAbg. Mag. Ernst Gödl, NAbg. Mag. Johann Gudenus M.A.I.S., MEP a.D. Dr. h.c. Karl Habsburg LL.M., NAbg. Mag. Gerald Hauser, NAbg. a.D. Dr. Josef Höchtl, NAbg. Mag. Carmen Jeitler-Cincelli, MEP Dr. Barbara Kappel, NAbg. a.D. Dr. Andreas F. Karlsböck, NAbg. Martina Kaufmann MMSc, NAbg. a.D. Asdin El Habbassi BA, NAbg. Karlheinz Kopf, NAbg. Dr. Gudrun Kugler, NAbg. Mag. Günther Kumpitsch, NAbg. David Lasar, NAbg. Dr. Reinhold Lopatka, NAbg. Ing. Robert Lugar, MEP Mag. Lukas Mandl, NAbg. a.D. Dr. Gabriela Moser, BR Monika Mühlwerth, NAbg. Werner Neubauer, NAbg. Mag. Christian Ragger, NAbg. Josef A. Riemer, NAbg. Carmen Schimanek, NAbg. Mag. Stefan Schnöll, NAbg. Norbert Sieber, NAbg. Johann Singer, MEP a.D. StR Ursula Schweiger-Stenzel, NAbg. Mag. Peter Weidinger, KO NAbg. August Wöginger, NAbg. a.D. Mag. Andreas Zakostelsky 

 

Royal House of Ghassan signs historical humanitarian agreement with high Iraqi Muslim Foundation

As part of theAlliance for Peace” initiative, The Royal House of Ghassan, in its mission of promoting humanitarian cooperation and inter religious dialogue around the world, especially in the Middle East, has signed a historical cooperation agreement with the Door Reference Foundation from Iraq . The organization has authorization from the Iraqi government to develop humanitarian projects and also has a mandate from the highest Iraqi Shi’a Muslim authority. One of the major points for the agreement is the protection of Christian communities in Iraq.

HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Nu’man VIII head of the Royal House of Ghassan and His Excellency Sheikh Hussein Al-Ramahi, high Shi’a leader and Secretary General of the Al-Wafa’a Iraqi National Party, signed the cooperation agreement. However, from the Royal House’s side, the credit of this fantastic achievement goes to the team of the Royal House of Ghassan in Lebanon: Sheikh Dr Elie Gharios – President, Ms Joyce Mansour Doumit – Managing Director, Mr Petro Al Achkar – PR Manager and Dr Firas Kanj – Legal Director, who spent months negotiating with the Iraqi counterparts.

Learn more about the Alliance for Peace HERE

Behind the signatories, the team of the Royal House of Ghassan in Lebanon

Prince Gharios El Chemor is the 1st Christian to receive high honor from Iraq

During the 1st Annual Royal Gala in Lebanon last Friday (May 18th), HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Nu’man VIII was the 1st Christian to receive “the shield” from the high Shi’a Muslim authority, represented by His Excellency Sheikh Hussein Al-Ramahi, notorious religious and political leader of Iraq.

Before the prince of Ghassan, the only recipients of the high honor were: the Iraqi Prime Minister, the Iraqi head of the Parliament and His Eminence Sheikh Massoudi, a prominent Iraqi religious leader.

According to Sheikh Al-Ramahi, the Prince has received this exclusive award due to his humanitarian work and his life commitment in having peace amongst the religions in the world, especially in the Middle East.

Prince Gharios El Chemor meets Japanese Ambassador in Lebanon

Last night, at the elegant Printania Palace Hotel, the Lions Club and the Rotary Club held an special event hosted by the Japanese Ambassador to Lebanon, His Excellency Matahiro Yamaguchi. HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor, Sheikh Dr Elie Gharios, the president of the Royal House of Ghassan in Lebanon and Ms Joyce Mansour Doumit, the Managing Director, were specially invited and met the Japanese Ambassador.

Prince Gharios El Chemor, a passionate studious of the Japanese Culture, was able to share martial arts experiences also engaging in some conversations in the Japanese language.

Royal House of Ghassan in Lebanon has its 1st Annual Gala Event

Last Friday, May 18th, The Royal House of Ghassan in Lebanon held its first annual dinner, under the patronage and presence of HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Nu’man VIII , at Le Maillon Club – Beirut.

Around 150 people attended the dinner from different professional backgrounds, coming from different Arab countries such Lebanon, Iraq, Syria and Jordan.

The ceremony began with the welcoming speech of Prince Gharios El Chemor, who thanked the attendees for their presence, and stressed on the importance of the active role played by the Ghassanids in the history, by being a link between the Western world and the Arab world. Prince Gharios also shared about the role and services that the Royal House of Ghassan is doing today, through the interfaith, reconciliation and peace-building programs. The prince has also mentioned the importance of such event having together leaders and followers of several Christian denominations along with Shia and Sunni Muslims breaking bread together in a celebration of peace. Prince Gharios El Chemor finished his speech by paying an emotional tribute to the late HRH prince Sheikh Antonius El Chemor, father of HRH Prince Sheikh Selim and considered as the honorary co-founder of the modern Royal House of Ghassan.

Sheikh Dr. Elie Gharios, Chairman and CEO of the Royal House of Ghassan in Lebanon, delivered a speech on the history of the ancient Ghassanids people and their successes in many fields, pointing out on the importance of the qualities they enjoyed: Knighthood, generosity, progress and passion for development, as well as cultural and religious openness in the world.

After that, Ms. Joyce Mansour Doumit the Managing Director of the Royal House of Ghassan – Lebanon, invited the Lebanese and Arab personalities to receive the certificates of the Royal House in honor of their pioneering social and human successes. In her speech, Ms. Doumit referred to the committee formed by the members of the Royal House of Ghassan – HQ who selected to honor prominent figures in their leading role in society, in Lebanon and in the Arab world, by bestowing upon them the Order of Saint Michael Archangel, with the rank of knight and Dame.

His Royal Highness Prince Gharios El Chemor along with HH Sheikh Dr. Elie Gharios, and HRH Prince Sheikh Selim El Chemor delivered the honors.

The degrees and titles of Knight and Dame have been presented to the following personalities:

Ms. Graziella Seif: President of the International Ambassadors Union in the United States of America

Sheikh Hussein al-Ramahi: Iraqi businessperson and prominent politician

Mr. George Kopali: Lebanese businessperson

Pascal Fleifly Ghanem: Lebanese media personality

Sheikh Rafik Al-Abdullah: Ghassanid Syrian social activist

– Lawyer Khalil Melhem: Lawyer and consultant in commercial cases

Dr. Rita Nabhan Hatem: Teacher at Saint Joseph University

Mr. Mourad Al-Ghadhawi: Owner of media agencies and political and social activist in Iraq

Mr. Anastas Murr: Lebanese businessperson

Mr. Samir Haddad: Lebanese businessperson and social activist

Ms. Nada Hindi: Social activist and active member of the Royal House of Ghassan

Prince Gharios El Chemor visits the Vicar of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem in Jordan

Yesterday, HRH the Prince of Ghassan has visited the Vicariate of Jordan of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem in Amman. The prince is very close friend of the new Vicar H.E. Monsignor William Shomali as he is with the Emeritus Archbishop of Jordan Monsignor Maroun Lahham since many years ago.

By a coincidence, it was Bishop Shomali’s 68th birthday and the Prince was invited to celebrate with him, some priests and nuns in an intimate traditional Jordanian luncheon.

Prince Gharios, as a knight of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem, is committed with the Latin Patriarchate’s support. During the visit, the prince made a sizable donation of several items needed by the Vicariate, amongst them: a 60 inch plasma TV, a high definition projector, DVD player, Blue-ray player, an “all in one” printer, a 5.1 surround sound system, etc. many other items like books and clothes were donated, some of them being redirected to Caritas in Jordan.