Special Focus on Jerusalem


A heartfelt appeal from Pope Francis for Jerusalem

My thoughts now turn to Jerusalem. In this regard, I cannot keep silent my deep concern for the situation that has been created in the past days. At the same time, I would like to make a heartfelt appeal for everyone’s commitment to respect the city’s status quo, in conformity with the pertinent...

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Christians and Muslims demonstrating together: interview with Father Jamal Khader, parish priest of Ramallah

In Ramallah, as in Bethlehem, Christmas trees were not lit in protest, the Christmas market was momentarily suspended, and the festivities in the (few) parishes in the Palestinian Territories were...

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Press release from the Grand Master about Jerusalem (December 7, 2017)

The Grand Master of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre , Edwin Cardinal O' Brien, shares the deep concern expressed by the Holy Father and countless other religious and civic leaders for the...

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Heads of local Churches write to President Trump about the status of Jerusalem

President Donald J. Trump President of the United States of America Jerusalem on December 6, 2017 Dear Mr. President, We are fully aware and appreciative of how you are dedicating special...

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The holiness of Jerusalem should not be confused with sovereignty

Rabbi David Meyer, a visiting professor at the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, reacted to international events related to the status of Jerusalem. Last year he contributed to our annual...

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