Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai, second right, heads a meeting in Bkirki, Wednesday, Feb. 5, 2014. (The Daily Star/Maronite Patriarchate Bkerke, HO)
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Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai laid out a road map Wednesday to guide Lebanon through a coming "existential crisis," stressing the need for a timely election of a new president and Muslim-Christian partnership in running the country.Rai said that electing a new president on time was a necessary condition for a strong state and warned that power-hungry politicians implicating Lebanon in regional conflicts were leading the country into the abyss. Rai also outlined what he said were growing concerns of the Lebanese, saying the Maronite Church could not remain quiet as the country neared an "existential crisis".
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