Monday, October 09, 2006

The Status of Jerusalem

Christian religious leaders release statement on the status of Jerusalem

"The human right of freedom of worship and of conscience for all, both as individuals and as religious communities [. . .].
- “Equality of all her inhabitants before the law, in coordination with the international resolutions.
- “Free access to Jerusalem for all, citizens, residents or pilgrims, at all times, whether in peace or in war.
Therefore Jerusalem should be an open city.
- “The rights of property ownership, custody and worship which the different Churches have acquired throughout history should continue to be retained by the same communities. These
rights, which are already protected in the Status Quo of the Holy Places according to historical "firmans" and other documents, should continue to be recognized and respected [. . .].
- “The various Christian Holy Places in the city, wherever they are, must remain united
in geography, whatever the solution envisaged.”

1 comment:

  1. Attention all Christian congregations regarding the Pope's comments on Islam . If you live in an area with an active Muslim population, it may be wise to review your Church's security, fire-precautions and insurance cover: