Custos: moderation, dialogue needed to address ‘very dangerous situation’ in Jerusalem
July 25, 2017
The Franciscan superior in the Holy Land has told an Italian news agency that the situation in Jerusalem is “very dangerous.”
Violence has erupted following the Israeli installation of metal detectors at Al-Aqsa Mosque on the Temple Mount. The metal detectors were installed in response to the shooting of two Israeli policemen.
Father Francesco Patton, the Custos of the Holy Land, called for “moderation to avoid a further escalation of tension and violence, and dialogue because it is a peaceful diplomatic tool which helps find points of consensus and compromise, enabling both sides to find an honorable exit from a very dangerous situation.”
- Clashes in Jerusalem: Fr. Patton (Custos), “Very dangerous situation”. Need to “find points of consensus and compromise” (SIR)
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