HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor visits veterans of UN Peace Corps of Suez

On August 4th, HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Numan VIII visited the Association of the Brazilian veterans of United Nations Peace Corps (UNEF) Battalion of Suez.

The first United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF) was established by United Nations General Assembly to secure an end to the Suez Crisis with resolution 1001 (ES-I) on November 7, 1956. The force was developed in large measure as a result of efforts by UN Secretary-General Dag Hammarskjöld and a Nobel Peace Prize-winning (1957) proposal and effort from Canadian Minister of External Affairs Lester B. Pearson. The General Assembly had approved a plan submitted by the Secretary-General which envisaged the deployment of UNEF on both sides of the armistice line.

HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor has received the medal of the UN Peace Corps Suez in a solemn ceremony at the City Council Hall. Watch the ceremony  HERE

More about UNEF at http://www.un.org/en/peacekeeping/missions/past/unefi.htm

More about HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor at http://www.princegharios.org/

 

Order of Saint Michael Archangel has confraternization dinner in Brazil

HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Numan VIII presided the confraternization dinner for the Sacred Order of Saint Michael Archangel in Campos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 4th 2016. The dinner was in celebration of the creation of the Grand Priory of Brazil and the investiture of new knights and dames.

More about the Order http://www.michaelarchangel.org/

HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor receives support from the Catholic Church in Brazil

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Dom Roberto Francisco Ferreria Paz during his homily at the solemn investiture of knights and dames in Brazil

The official trip to Brazil was a huge success. The creation of the Grand Priory of Brazil of the Sacred Order of Saint Michael Archangel and the investiture of sixteen knights and two dames was unforgettable according to the audience.

HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor was blessed by the support of the Catholic Church in Brazil by having His Most Reverend Excellency Dom Roberto Francisco Ferreria Paz as the Grand Chaplain General for the whole country.

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Dom Roberto Francisco Ferrería Paz is a Catholic bishop, head of the Diocese of Campos, Rio de Janeiro State in Brazil. He did his philosophy studies at the Major Seminary of Our Lady of the Conception in Viamão. Studies of Theology at the Institute of Theology and Religious Studies at the Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul, and also at the Theological Institute of the Archdiocese of Sao Sebastiao do Rio de Janeiro. He obtained a specialization in History at the University of Montevideo, and the Masters in Canon Law at the Archdiocesan Institute of Canon Law of Rio de Janeiro. Moreover, got specializations in Notaries Ecclesiasticus, Catholic Matrimonial Law, further training for judges and Ecclesiastical Courts, Bioethics, Research Ethics, Spirituality, Bioethics and religious traditions. He was ordained priest on December 16, 1989. Was a professor of Canon Law and Ecclesiastical Law of the Pontifical Catholic University of Rio Grande do Sul and the Theological Institute of St John Vianney

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(CETJOV) in Viamão Seminar, 1990-1996. Judge of the Ecclesiastical Tribunal, 1990-2006 and Judicial Vicar of the Regional Interdiocesan Court of Appeal since 2006. He was president of the Archdiocesan Commission for Social Communications. On December 19,

2007 was appointed by Pope Benedict XVI as Auxiliary Bishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Niterói with acacia titular. On February 22, 2008 was ordained bishop in the Metropolitan Cathedral of Porto Alegre, by Archbishop Alano Maria Pena. Don Roberto

chose as episcopal motto of life: In libertatem vocati estis. On June 8, 2011 Pope Benedict XVI appointed him bishop for the Diocese of Campos.

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HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor with Dom Fernando Rifan

The prince also received the valuable support from Catholic Bishop Dom Fernando Areas Rifan, a proud Lebanese descendant. His Excellency The Right Reverend
Fernando Arêas Rifan is the Titular Bishop of Cedamusa and the Apostolic Administrator of the Personal Apostolic Administration of Saint John Mary Vianney, which is also called the Priestly Union of Saint Jean-Marie Vianney.

More about HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor HERE

HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor is acclaimed for lectures ministered in Brazil

HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Numan VIII visited Brazil from August 1st to 10th 2016 and ministered lectures about the situation in the Middle East and its effects in the Western world in five venues: at UCAM – Candido Mendes University (Latin America’s oldest private University founded in 1902), at the Fluminense Federal Institute (Technical Faculty), at the City Parliament (founded in 1652), at the Maria Imaculada Diocesan Seminary and at the Imaculada Conceicao Catholic Seminary. The lectures were very appreciated and acclaimed by the audience and the press.

(the above video is in the Portuguese language)

More about HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor HERE

HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor teaches Martial Arts Seminar in Brazil

HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Numan VIII is a known master (sensei) in the martial art of Aikido holding the 5th Dan (degree of black belt) certified by the Aikikai Foundation in Tokyo, Japan. He got his first black belt in 1992 being certified by Aikikai in 1993. “Sensei Gharios” as he’s known by his students, ministered a seminar in Campos, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 6th & 7th of 2016. Also taught in the event, his top student Sensei Bernardo Caneca 3rd Dan Aikikai. More info at http://www.AikidoBrazil.com/

More about HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor HERE

HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan receives UN Peace Corps Medal

HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Numan VIII received a UN Peace Corps’ medal (UNEF – United Nations Emergency Force – Suez), the very first unit deployed to the Middle East. Also, the medal Captain Manuel Theodoro de Almeida Batista, a hero from the Brazil-Paraguay war. The honors were conferred by the Brazilian Army veterans in the Campos City Hall, Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil on August 3rd 2016.

More about the United Nations Emergency Force HERE

More about HIRH Prince Gharios at http://www.princegharios.org/

Order of Saint Michael has Investiture Ceremony and a new Grand Priory in Brazil

The Sacred Order of Saint Michael Archangel had a beautiful investiture ceremony and the creation of the Grand Priory of Brazil on August 4th 2016. The event happened at the Campos Catholic Cathedral in Rio de Janeiro. Presiding the Grand Master HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan Al-Numan VIII and the Grand Chaplain of Brazil HER Dom Roberto Francisco Ferreria Paz, the Catholic Bishop of Campos, Brazil. The Order is legally chartered under the Sovereign Imperial and Royal House of Ghassan, recently accredited and affiliated to the United Nations.

More about the accreditation with the United Nations HERE

More about the Order HERE

 

Royal House of Ghassan is accredited by the United Nations

The Sovereign Imperial and Royal House of Ghassan was granted “Special Consultative Status” by the United Nations Economical and Social Council.

The United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC; French: Conseil économique et social des Nations unies, CESNU) is one of the six principal organs of the United Nations, responsible for coordinating the economic, social and related work of 14 UN specialized agencies, their functional commissions and five regional commissions. The ECOSOC has 54 members. It holds one four-week session each year in July, and since 1998, it has also held a meeting of April with finance ministers heading key committees of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF).

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Excerpt from the United Nations letter to the Royal House of Ghassan

The ECOSOC serves as the central forum for discussing international economic and social issues, and for formulating policy recommendations addressed to member states and the United Nations system.

Non-governmental organizations have been granted consultative status to the Council to participate in the work of the United Nations. Consultative status enables an organization to actively engage with ECOSOC and its subsidiary bodies, as well as with the United Nations Secretariat, programmes, funds and agencies in a number of ways.

The status can be checked online clicking HERE

(Important: many organizations have profiles on the UN website but they don’t hold any accreditation unless expressly mentioned on the field “Accreditation(s)/Affiliation(s)”. According to the website: “A profile in this database and on this website does not in and of itself connote any affiliation with the United Nations, unless such affiliation is expressly indicated, i.e., by identifying the type of ECOSOC consultative status held by an NGO.” )

More about the Royal House of Ghassan HERE

More about the United Nations ECOSOC HERE

HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor to visit Brazil

HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor will visit the city of Campos (Rio de Janeiro State, Brazil) for a week next month. He was invited to speak about the situation in the Middle East in five venues: at UCAM – Candido Mendes University (Latin America’s oldest private University founded in 1902), at the Fluminense Federal Institute (Technical Faculty), at the City Parliament (founded in 1652), the Maria Imaculada Diocesan Seminary and at the Imaculada Conceicao Catholic Seminary.  In the visit, Prince Gharios will inaugurate the Grand Priory of Brazil for the Sacred Order of Saint Michael Archangel investing the first knights and dames. The prince will also visit government representatives and the Açu Port. HIRH Prince Gharios is a 5th Dan (degree of black belt) in Aikido and will also minister a Seminar with his top student Sensei Bernardo Caneca Pereira 3rd Dan. Below the event’s poster and program in Portuguese.

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More about HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor HERE

HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor meets dignataries from the Kingdom of Bahrain

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HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor with Mr. Yousif Buzaboon (left) and Dr. Abdulatif Al Khaja (right)

On the 16th and 17th of July, in Amman, capital of Jordan, HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor met with two representatives from the Kingdom of Bahrain.

Mr. Yousif Buzaboon is the chairman of the Bahrain Society for Religious Coexistence & Tolerance and Dr. Abdulatif Al Khaja, member of the board of the same society , also known Middle Eastern diplomat and executive of several companies in the countries of the GCC .

Prince Gharios El Chemor offered the visitors a dinner at the Little Italy restaurant, one of the best Italian restaurants in the Middle East. Meetings resumed at the Sheraton Hotel in Amman.

The purpose of the meetings is the attempt to create a cooperation between the Royal House of Ghassan with all its organizations, the Bahrain Society for Religious Coexistence & Tolerance and the Kingdom of Bahrain. The scope of this cooperation is the establishment of an official annual event to be held in Bahrain and a practical yearly agenda to promote effective tolerance and coexistence in the Middle East.

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At the dinner with the dignitaries from Bahrain (left) and representatives from the Royal House of Ghassan in Jordan, Miss Reham Makhlouf and in Bahrain, Mr. Mohammed Zackarias

More about HIRH Prince Gharios El Chemor HERE