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Christians in Jerusalem protest desecration by Jewish extremists

Catholic World News - October 08, 2013

Christians in Jerusalem staged an impromptu demonstration on October 8 to protest the desecration of Christian places of worship, the Fides news service reports.

About 100 Christians walked through the streets of Jerusalem, singing hymns and reciting prayers, to protest acts of desecration that have been attributed to Jewish extremist groups. "It was a spontaneous demonstration to denounce the repeated attacks against holy places carried out by an irresponsible minority, that threatens the peaceful coexistence among peoples," said Bishop William Shomali, vicar of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem.

Since February 2012, Fides reports, militant groups have attacked Christian churches, monasteries, and cemeteries. The groups have also staged attacks on Islamic mosques. The most recent attack was aimed at the Anglican cemetery in Jerusalem, where tombstones were damaged and racist graffiti written on the walls.

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