» 12/21/2006, 00.00
The peace that Christmas announces lies in a rapprochement between the two peoples, says Mgr Sabbah
In his message, the Latin patriarch of Jerusalem laments the endless violence, injustice and occupation. Bethlehem “lives in conditions of death, with the wall, and conflict in the land and in the hearts”. The future lies in coexistence, not separation, between Israelis and Palestinians.
21/12/2005 HOLY LAND
Hopes for peace in Mgr Sabbah's Christmas message
The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem reminds Palestinians and Israelis that "God did not create you to fear or kill each other, but to love one another". From both sides there are new signs and developments. "Our Holy Land thirsts to recover its peace and holiness."
19/03/2008 HOLY LAND
The patriarch of Jerusalem leaves his post and calls for peace
Archbishop Michel Sabbah leaves his post as Latin patriarch of Jerusalem after 20 years, and releases an Easter message, calling for peace and reconciliation the Holy Land.
11/04/2006 HOLY LAND
Mgr Sabbah calls on Israelis and Palestinians to stop hatred
In his Easter message, the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem calls on the leaders of the two peoples to transform "in terms of life and peace the relations between the two peoples in this Holy Land."
21/12/2017 12:20:00 VATICAN
Pope tells Curia to rise above danger of plots and betrayers of trust in spirit of service
In the traditional meeting for the exchange of Christmas greetings, Francis returns to denounce "small cliques" and " self-centredness". And people who "when they are quietly sidelined, they wrongly declare themselves martyrs of the system, of a “Pope kept in the dark”, of the “old guard”…, rather than reciting a mea culpa".
Jerusalem is the key to solving Mideast problems, says Patriarch Sabbah
Christians in the Middle East "should not just complain and hold back because they are persecuted. Instead, they should insist on their right to exist and develop" as a religious and cultural group. Patriarch also stresses the importance of the Lebanese model.
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