“From this holy city of Jerusalem, we express our shared profound concern for the situation of Christians in the Middle East and for their right to remain full citizens of their homelands. In trust we turn to the almighty and merciful God in a prayer for peace in the Holy Land and in the Middle East in general.”

Common Declaration of Pope Francis and the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I
Jerusalem, Sunday, 25 May 2014 

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