Bishops call for the application of international law in the Holy Land to enable peace and political progress as situation worsens

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Bishops’ lament the international community’s failure to realize justice and peace in the land of Christ’s birth.

By Catholic Bishops’ Conference Of England And Wales | Jan 16, 2020

…we implore our governments to help build a new political solution rooted in human dignity for all.

Bishops from across Europe and North America called on their governments to insist on the application of international law in Israel and Palestine, following their visit to the Holy Land this week.

The bishops of the Holy Land Coordination, who visit the region every year in support of the local Church to promote dialogue and peace, said they were inspired by the enduring resilience of the people they met in Gaza, East Jerusalem and Ramallah despite the worsening situation.

However, they echoed the local bishops’ lament the international community’s failure to realize justice and peace in the land of Christ’s birth. While the political solution had ultimately to be shaped by the people of the Holy Land through dialogue, they said there was an urgent need for the governments in their own countries in Europe, Canada and the USA to play an essential part by:

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