The Latin Rite Patriarch of Jerusalem, Archbishop Fouad Twal, said this week, “We are tired and we do not want any more bloodshed, hatred or violence. We want peace and reconciliation.” He made his comments as representatives of the American and European bishops’ conferences were visiting the Holy Land.
Archbishop Twal said the visit of the bishops was “very important because it has put Jerusalem front and center, and the future of the Middle East will depend on the future of this city.”
Speaking to the SIR news agency, the archbishop emphasized, “Peace has not come despite the efforts and visits made by many institutions.” “Today there is talk of an initiative from the United States. We hope to learn about it, as we accept any proposal as long as it is respectful of the law and of human dignity,” he said.