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Bishops oppose illegal settlements, stand in solidarity with Church in Holy Land


LONDON, Saturday, November 30, 2019 (WAFA) – The Bishops of England and Wales issued a statement opposing the continued Israeli construction of illegal settlements in occupied Palestinian territories.

At the end of their Autumn meeting, the Bishops issued a statement from Bishop Declan Lang, chair of the department for International Affairs of the Bishops‘ Conference, stating that: “As Bishops of the Holy Land Coordination have consistently highlighted, we all have a responsibility to oppose the continued construction of illegal settlements, which not only fuels human rights violations, but imperils any chance of a two-state solution.”

“We stand in solidarity with the Church in the Holy Land as it strives for justice and peace amid these increasingly difficult circumstances and look forward to reiterating this support in person during our forthcoming visit to Christian communities in Palestine," the statement concluded.


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