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Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai stood firm Monday on his decision to go to occupied Jerusalem, a visit that has stirred controversy in Lebanon.Hezbollah said Rai's move would have negative repercussions on Lebanon.Speaking at a Muslim-Christian spiritual summit at the Maronite patriarchate in Bkirki, Rai praised Pope John Paul II, who enjoyed wide support – particularly among Lebanese Christians, and said his solutions for Lebanon's problems were reconciliation and dialogue.According to Rai, the former pope made 171 references to Lebanon over the span of 15 years.
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