Thursday, November 04, 2010

Vatican synod calls for end to Israel’s ‘occupation’

At conference on Christians in the Middle East, US Melkite archbishop says: "There is no longer a chosen people."
By Lisa Palmieri-Billig
Jerusalem Post Correspondent

ROME – Bishops from the Middle East who were summoned to Rome by the pope demanded on Saturday that Israel accept UN resolutions calling for an end to its “occupation” of Arab lands.

In a final joint communique, the bishops also told Israel it shouldn’t use the Bible to justify “injustices” against the Palestinians.

The bishops issued the statement at the close of their two-week meeting, called by Pope Benedict XVI to discuss the plight of Christians in the Middle East amid a major exodus of the faithful from the region.

The Catholic Church has long been a minority in the largely Muslim region but its presence is shrinking further as a result of war, conflict, discrimination and economic problems.

“The Holy Scriptures cannot be used to justify the return of Jews to Israel and the displacement of the Palestinians, to justify the occupation by Israel of Palestinian lands,” Monsignor Cyril Salim Bustros, Greek Melkite archbishop of Our Lady of the Annunciation in Boston, Massachusetts, and president of the “Commission for the Message,” said at Saturday’s Vatican press conference.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Shalom Truth Seekers,

1Keep not thou silence, O God: hold not thy peace, and be not still, O God.

2For, lo, thine enemies make a tumult: and they that hate thee have lifted up the head.

3They have taken crafty counsel against thy people, and consulted against thy hidden ones.

4They have said, Come, and let us cut them off from being a nation; that the name of Israel may be no more in remembrance.

5For they have consulted together with one consent: they are confederate against thee:

Psalms 83:1-5

The Vatican have been drawing strength from the inter-faith mish-mash of Theological Diplomacy and Contemporary Equality Faith Ethics. That 'Choseness' was anulled by Christ is an old chestnut mired in the New Testament Prophetic myth.

At the same time, the political climate today is not conducive to the 'Chosen People' assertion as many liberal and 'Secular' Jews play down the Chosen People status in convoluted theological re-interpretation of the prophecy.......a view now extended by the Vicar of Christ.

This remains a diabolical plot to cut-off the name of Israel in the last ditch attempt of the 'drowning man' syndrome to face off the final confrontation betwween Deception and Truth....incl who the real Children of Israel are..... Just. thinking.out.loud.YAH Selah