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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Patriarch Twal calls for stopping the endless spiral of revenge in Jerusalem

"I extend my condolences to the relatives of the victims of the assault against the Synagogue of Jerusalem and all the violence that bloody the Holy Land. In our churches, convents and monasteries, we will pray more than ever that the Lord helps us and helps political leaders to take the right steps so that there is peace and security for all, all, all". This is how the Patriarch of Jerusalem of the Latins, His Beatitude Fouad Twal, expresses, in a statement to Agenzia Fides, his participation and closeness to the victims of the attack which took place on Tuesday, November 18, at a synagogue in Jerusalem and all those who continue to suffer from the conflicts that mark the land where Jesus lived.

The patriarch, who has just returned from a trip abroad, describes a Jerusalem marked by a strengthening of security measures and roadblocks. "But this - adds His Beatitude - is a sign that the situation is anything but normal, and control measures cannot solve the seriousness of the problems. It is necessary to go to the roots, remove the causes of despair that breeds violence, stop the endless spiral of revenge. Otherwise we will always live in fear, without freedom or dignity. These are the thoughts that we have in our hearts, as we approach Christmas".

In the attack that hit the synagogue in the suburb of Har Nof, four Jews were killed and eight others were injured. The attackers used guns, axes and knives. At least two of them were killed.

Sources: Agenzia Fides and Abouna.org

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