A Plea for Peaceful Coexistence in Jerusalem

VATICAN CITY, OCT. 26, 2001 (Zenit.org).- The final message of the Synod of Bishops includes an appeal that Jerusalem become a city where Jews, Muslims and Christians are all respected and welcomed.

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The text, presented today to the press, makes an uncommon call, personifying the Holy City “where God is revealed in history.”

“We pray for your well-being!” the final message says. “May all the children of Abraham meet once again in you with genuine respect for one another´s rights. May you remain, for all the peoples of the earth, an everlasting symbol of hope and peace.”

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