Anglicans and Catholics unite for the Holy Land

Anglicans and Catholics are equally concerned about the situation of Christians in the Holy Land. And at a conference in London, attended by the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, His Beatitude Fouad Twal, Anglican Archbishop Rowan Williams launched a united "appeal for the Holy Land." His Beatitude Fouad Twal Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem It was good to see the two Churches together in ecumenical harmony there in London, because our destiny is the destiny of all, and we need to combine aid, strength and reflection in order to find the best solutions. Preoccupation with the recent changes in the Arab World nevertheless inspired optimism in London. "It is important that in all these matters" — continued the Patriarch — "never to lose sight of the dignity of the individual in a gradual transformation which, sooner or later, will affect the entire region." His Beatitude Fouad Twal Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem I hope it will be an Arab Spring and not an Arab Autumn, with leaves falling from the trees. We hope it will be a spring, although there will be preoccupation about what will follow. We long for freedom, democracy and dignity that will last, but while the military occupation in the Territories lasts, we can still speak of the dignity of the individual, and as I said in my address, in this Arab Spring; this desire for change, whether it is achieved peacefully or with violence; quickly or slowly; no Arab state will be immune from its effects, and neither will Israel. This [..] …[..] 

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