Rehabilitation of the Maronite Cathedral of Saint George

Beirut, Lebanon

Amount $ 179.1K

Years 2020 - 2021

Operator Oeuvre d’Orient (France)

project status Completed

Type of grant Beirut Action Plan

Built in the late 19th century, the Maronite Cathedral of Saint George was heavily shelled during the Lebanese civil war before being restored in the late 1990s. The cathedral faced further damage due to the 4 August 2020 explosion, which damaged its frescoes, stained glass windows, carpentry, and masonry. To protect the cathedral from weather exposure and potential looting, the project focuses on reconstructing the artistic stained-glass windows at the Croatian workshop, Centro Aletti.