Statue of Saint Maron Enshrined at Vatican

On February 23, 2011 the Holy Father blesses the statue of
Saint Maron (right background) at St. Peter's in Rome.

Vatican Radio Reports  "As the Maronite church celebrates the sixteenth centennial of its founder Saint Maron, Pope Benedict on Wednesday called the faithful to look to the 5th century Syrian monk as an example to follow. The Holy Father was speaking during a brief ceremony for the unveiling of a new statue of the saint placed in a niche along the exterior of St. Peter’s Basilica before greeting pilgrims at the General Audience."

Also, Rome Reports offers a video of this exciting news event.

Inscription at the base of the statue.