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Together on paths of peace  in the Holy Land

· Conversing with Cardinal Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches ·

The “quality of peace” is an indispensable requirement for the Christians who live in the Holy Land. For this reason the international community must assume responsibility for guaranteeing and preserving it, constantly on the look out. In this interview which he granted L'Osservatore Romano just before Easter, Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for the Eastern Churches, expresses both worry and hope. Peaceful coexistence in the Middle East – the Cardinal maintains – is a matter of the justice, freedom and dignity of people, of respect for the religion they profess. All too often Christians become the target of attacks which, under the mask of interreligious conflicts, conceal instead deep reasons of quite another kind. What is the way out of this this spiral? The Cardinal gives a clear answer and does not mince his words: greater solidarity and brotherhood among the descendants of Abraham who live in the Holy Land today and believe in the one God.

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Aug. 20, 2019

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