European, North American prelates lament ‘deteriorating situation’ in Holy Land
Catholic World News - January 15, 2010
At the conclusion of a five-day visit to the Holy Land, a group of European and North American bishops-- including Bishop Gerald Kicanas, vice president of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops-- lamented the “deteriorating situation” there. “There is a growing distance between Israelis and Palestinians,” they note, and “a lack of human contact that undermines trust and dialogue. Violence, insecurity, home demolitions, permit and visa problems, the route of the wall, expropriation of lands and other policies threaten both a two-state solution and the Christian presence.”
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