A worshipper greets Maronite Patriarch Beshara al-Rai during his visit at the Maronite church in Jaffa, just south of Tel Aviv May 26, 2014. REUTERS/Nir Kafri
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Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai called on Christians Tuesday to hold on to their land, urging Palestinians during a Mass in the occupied territories to refrain from selling their properties.In a visit that has stirred much controversy in Lebanon, Rai thanked Palestinians for safeguarding and maintaining the Holy Land, which he said was part of the Christian heritage.Abbas honored Rai with the "Star of Jerusalem," the highest Palestinian order, in the presence of a number of Palestinian officials.Rai visited the Latrun Monastery west of occupied Jerusalem.Later this week, Rai plans to meet with parishioners in northern Israel and celebrate Mass for Lebanese Christians who fought alongside Israeli troops during Israel's occupation of south Lebanon.Rai made the trip despite opposition at home.
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