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Christian Leaders Expresses Solidarity With Muslims in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM, October 02, 2013 (Zenit.org) - Senior representatives of Christian Churches of Jerusalem expressed their solidarity with the local Muslim community on Monday. According to Fides News Agency, the delegation visited the Al-Aqsa mosque to give their support in response to "recent provocative actions staged by Jewish settlers" near the Muslim holy site. Among the members of the delegation was Catholic Bishop William Shomali, the Patriarchal Vicar of the Latin Patriarchate, Anglican Bishop Suheil Dawani, and the Armenian Patriarchal Vicar, Joseph Kelekian.

Mufti Muhammad Hussein and Sheikh Kamal al-Khatib welcomed the delegation according to sources close to the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem. Fides News Agency reported that the leaders from both faiths sign a joint declaration denouncing the actions committed against the Mosque. Clashes between right-wing Jewish nationalists who "dream of rebuilding the Temple of Jerusalem."

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