Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI
Headline: ASIA/HOLY LAND – Heads of the Churches of Jerusalem: at Christmas let us rejoice in God’s gift for us, in these difficult times
Jerusalem – The birth of Jesus and the celebration of his Nativity “constantly remind us that God is with us and always will be”. For this reason, the imminent liturgical Solemnity of the Lord’s Birth calls us to recognize that “the presence of God with us is a source of encouragement in all circumstances, especially in these exceptional moments marked by the Covid-19 pandemic, the economic crisis, the many injustices and the increase in violence against the vulnerable and the weak”. Thus we read in the Christmas message that the Patriarchs and the Heads of the Churches of Jerusalem jointly signed and disseminated today, Friday 18 December, expressing their solidarity and closeness “to all the people around the world affected by the pandemic and its implications regarding more levels, in particular the population of Bethlehem and its surroundings”.