Adyan Foundation recognised Abdul Rahim Hassian for his work in promoting tolerance and interfaith dialogue among young Syrians and Lebanese host communities.
Through an initiative set to begin at the start of the school year, youth volunteers will offer free lessons to students in remote areas.
The visit from the head of the Roman Catholic Church shows defiance in the face of terrorism and will boost Christian-Muslim ties, Egyptians say.
Meeting in Tripoli, Sunni authorities pledged to reject extremism and classified all terrorism as a criminal act, regardless of perpetrator.
Rival neighbourhoods in the Lebanese city engaged in years of clashes, until a security plan and nonprofit initiatives led residents to find common ground.
Religious authorities presented Lebanon as a model of peaceful co-existence in the region at a recent symposium held in Rome.
Resolving the conflicts that plague the region and world requires a collective effort to reach compromises that satisfy everyone, participants said.
Scholars from 25 countries gathered in Amman to discuss efforts to promote tolerance and safeguard societies against extremism.
Leading figures from around the region met in Beirut to emphasize the need to preserve religious freedom amid the rising tide of extremism.
Amid a climate of sectarian tension, Sunni and Shia clerics urge people to come together to celebrate the shared religious occasion.