- Dec 10, 2019
Christian leaders in Israel have condemned an art exhibit in Haifa which they say is insulting to Christianity.
Melkite Catholic bishops from around the world, meeting for their synod, criticized the deteriorating situation in the Palestinian territories and rejected Israel’s Nation State Law.
Holy Land church leaders expressed concern in the wake of two separate incidents involving the Christian community that occurred over a one-week span.
The heads and patriarchs of Christian churches in Jerusalem strongly denounced the city of Jerusalem’s plan to force churches to pay property taxes.
In an open letter to U.S. President Donald Trump, Christian leaders in Jerusalem said U.S. recognition of the city as the capital of Israel could have dire regional consequences.
There have been some 80 incidents of vandalism against churches and Christian sites in the Holy Land over the last decade. In most of the cases, no arrests or indictments have taken place. The latest incident took place September 19 at St. Stephen Church inside the Beit Jamal Salesian monastery west of Jerusalem, where the vandalism included a shattered statue of Mary, broken faces of figures on the stained-glass windows, and a destroyed cross.