English bishops: ‘we stand at odds with President Trump’s recognition’ of Jerusalem
December 21, 2017
CWN Editor's Note: Speaking on behalf of English and Welsh bishops, Cardinal Vincent Nichols added that “the Bill of Church Lands that has been proposed in the Knesset [Israeli parliament] would grant the State the power to confiscate Church land ... It is an attack on the property rights of the Christian community.”The above note supplements, highlights, or corrects details in the original source (link above). About CWN news coverage.
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Posted by: geoffreysmith1 -
Dec. 21, 2017 8:21 PM ET USA
Cardinal Nichols speaks only for himself. He does not speak for me, or for many other Catholics in the UK, concerning the status of Jerusalem. I see nothing amiss with the declaration of Jerusalem as being the capital city of Israel, and the relocation of the US embassy to that city from Tel Aviv. If Jerusalem is occupied territory, won by force of arms, then the Palestinians and their Muslim allies must acknowledge that they have no moral right to govern the countries of North Africa.