Bechara Boutros al-Rahi

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Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai attends mass at the Maronite Cathedral... News PhotoAttending,Bechara Boutros al-Rahi,Damascus,Religion,Syria,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPMaronite Patriarch Beshara Rai attends mass at the Maronite Cathedral of Saint Anthony (Mar Antonios) in Bab Tuma, a predominantly Christian quarter of Damascus, on February 9, 2013. Rai's visit -- the first by a Maronite patriarch since Syrian and Lebanese independence in 1943 -- comes as the revolt against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime nears the two-year mark. AFP PHOTO / STR (Photo credit should read -/AFP/Getty Images)