Lebanon's Christian Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rai gives a press conference in Istanbul on March 31, 2011. (AFP PHOTO/BULENT KILIC)
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This has been made crystal clear by the Maronite patriarchate's declaration to be launched Wednesday, a document that would include a historic playback of the body's role in building the Lebanese state and its steadfast commitment to the principles of partnership, coexistence, the National Pact and protecting the role of Christians in the country.The patriarchate's declaration will focus on three issues, according to the sources.The declaration will stress that moving forward is dependent on resorting to this pact and every article of the Lebanese Constitution.Amending the Taif Accord should be restricted to clarifying any confusion or ambiguity in its articles in order to correct the Lebanese political process, the declaration will say, as the Constitution – which was amended under the Taif pact – is being interpreted in different ways by various political parties.
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