ASIA/JORDAN - The Heads of Churches: "silent procession" against the US decision on Jerusalem

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 middle east   oriental churches   ecumenicalism   geopolitics   jerusalem

Amman (Agenzia Fides) - Bishops and Heads of Churches present in the Hascemite Kingdom of Jordan have invited their fellow citizens to take part in a silent procession with candles to publicly express the common disapproval of the decision taken by the US Administration of America to transfer its embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. The procession will start on Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 6pm from the Greek Orthodox Cathedral to the Catholic church dedicated to Mary of Nazareth. During the procession, all the church bells scattered on the territory of the Kingdom will ring simultaneously.
In recent days, the Bishops and Heads of Churches and Christian communities present in the Hascemite Kingdom had already signed a letter to deplore the US decision on Jerusalem. «This decision», the leaders of the Christian communities present in Jordan had underlined in that common pronouncement "reveals the factionalism of the US, and their inadequacy of being honest sponsors of the peace process". The Bishops of the Hascemite Kingdom also recalled the positions advocated in international forums by King Abdallah II of Jordan, who continues to claim the role of "custodian" of the Muslim and Christian Holy Places of Jerusalem. (GV) (Agenzia Fides, 12/12/2017)