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Category: Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land

Church leaders: Moving British Embassy to Jerusalem ‘counterproductive’

Christian patriarchs and heads of churches in Jerusalem noted “with grave concern” British Prime Minister Liz Truss’s call for her government to review moving the British Embassy to Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

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Israel’s decision to cancel cultural event upsets Catholic leaders

Catholic leaders are questioning a decision by Israel’s Ministry of Internal Security to cancel a three-day Palestinian cultural event at Abraham’s House, a Catholic pilgrim hostel in East Jerusalem.

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Christmas trees burned in front of two Israeli Christian churches

The burning of two Christmas trees in the early morning of Dec. 26 in the northern Israeli Arab city of Sakhnine was carried out “intentionally and premeditatedly,” said the Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land.

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Church leaders oppose Israeli plans to annex unilaterally West Bank land

Moving forward with an Israeli plan to unilaterally annex West Bank land could mean the end to the already languishing Palestinian-Israeli peace talks, said the heads of the Holy Land churches.

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Holy Land Catholic leaders: Trump peace plan needed Palestinian input

Calling U.S. President Donald Trump’s Peace-to-Prosperity plan a “unilateral initiative,” church leaders in the Holy Land said it did not give “dignity and rights” to the Palestinians.

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