Maronite Patriarch Bechara Rai Hopes to Welcome Pope to the Holy Land

Lebanese Maronite Patriarch Bechara Rai’s announcement, on May 2nd, that he intends to accompany Pope Francis during his pilgrimage to the Holy Land May 24-26 has sparked violent controversy in his country. In fact Israel and Lebanon are still technically at war and the issue of travel between the two countries presents a minefield of diplomatic restrictions.

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