HIS HOLINESS ARAM I, PATRIARCHS SHENOUDA II AND ZAKKA I CALL FOR A
MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE CHURCHES OF JERUSALEM
Meeting in the Coptic Patriarchate of Cairo, His Holiness Aram I of
the Holy See of Cilicia and His Holiness Patriarch Shenouda III
released a joint declaration with regard to the sad incident between
Armenians and Greeks in Jerusalem recently. The Spiritual Leader of
the Syrian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Patriarch Zakka I expressed
his support for the declaration.
In their joint declaration the spiritual leaders expressed sadness at
the clashes between the two groups. They emphasized the respect for
the historic rights of all churches in Jerusalem and the importance
for resolving misunderstandings and sensitivities through mutual
understand. The declaration also stressed the need to strengthen
Christian unity in the Middle East.
His Holiness Aram I visited Cairo on a one-day trip to meet with
Patriarch Shenouda II. He was accompanied by Bishop Nareg Alemezian.
SOCM News Bureau