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Monday, 21 September 2015
Statu Quo in Haram al Sharif : statement from the heads of the churches in Jerusalem
Statu Quo in Haram al Sharif : statement from the heads of the churches
JERUSALEM- Find below a statement from the Heads of churches in Jerusalem, expressing their concern regarding recent violences on Haram al Sharif.
Statement from the Heads of Churches in Jerusalem
We, the Heads of Churches in Jerusalem, wish to express our serious concern regarding recent violent development on Haram al Sharif.
We condemn all threats of change to historical (Status Quo) situation in the Al-Aqsa Mosque (Haram Asharif) and its courtyard, all buildings, and in the city of Jerusalem. Any threat to its continuity and integrity could easily lead to unpredictable consequences which would be most unwelcome in the present delicate political climate.
Muslims have the right to free access and worship to the Al Aqsa Mosque.
There is a great importance of the custody of the Hashemite kingdom on Al-Aqsa Mosque and the holy places in Jerusalem and the Holy Land. We believe that all Holy Sites need constant watchful protection so that reasonable access to them can be maintained according to the prevailing Status Quo of all three Abrahamic faiths.
We renew our call that the existing agreed Status Quo governing these sites needs to be fully respected for the sake of the whole community.
The Heads of churches in Jerusalem
+Patriarch Theophilos III, Greek Orthodox Patriarchate
+Patriarch Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarchate
+Patriarch Nourhan Manougian, Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Patriarchate
+Fr. Pierbattista Pizzaballa, ofm, Custos of the Holy Land