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Cardinal Murphy-O'Connor and Archbishop Kelly express their solidarity with the Christians of the Holy Land

posted on 11 July 2006

The Archbishop of Westminster and President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor, together with the Archbishop of Liverpool and Vice-President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales, Archbishop Patrick Kelly, have written to the Patriarch Michel Sabbah to express their solidarity with the Christians of the Holy Land.


“At this time of trial for the peoples of the Holy Land, the Catholic Community of England and Wales are praying for a swift and just resolution of the present emergency and for a return to negotiations that would secure lasting peace for all.”


H.B. Patriarch Michel Sabbah


Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem


P.O.B. 14152


91141


JERUSALEM


 


11th July 2006


 


Your Beatitude,


Every day we are confronted by news of escalating violence and of the deepening human tragedy in the Holy Land, particularly in Gaza.  We write to assure you that we are one with you and the Christians of the Holy Land in your rejection of all violence and injustice and in your fidelity to our Lord, Jesus of Nazareth, who is our reconciliation and our peace.


At this time of trial for the peoples of the Holy Land, the Catholic community of England and Wales are praying for a swift and just resolution of the present emergency and for a return to negotiations that would secure lasting peace for all.


With prayerful best wishes,


Yours in Christ,


Cardinal Cormac Murphy-O’Connor


Archbishop of Westminsterand President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of  England and Wales


Archbishop Patrick Kelly


Archbishop of Liverpooland Vice-President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of England and Wales

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posted on 11 July 2006

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