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Jesus' example is path to peace in Holy Land, says Jerusalem Patriarch

Catholic World News - April 05, 2012

“For us who live in this Holy Land, Christ continues to suffer in the members of his Mystical Body,” the Latin-rite Catholic Patriarch of Jerusalem said in a homily on Holy Thursday.

Archbishop Fouad Twal elaborated on the suffering of the Christian minority in the Holy Land, saying that “every day we are confronted by the absence of freedom of movement and peace, frustrations, suffering, and even martyrdom.”

However, the Catholic leader said, the true Christian response to this problem lies in humility, service, and self-giving—as Jesus shows in his redemptive sacrifice.

“We are prisoners of hate, of mistrust and the fear of men towards one another,” Archbishop Twal said, and the best way to escape from that “prison” will be to become “witnesses of his love."

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