Michel Sabbah: “Hamas is protecting us”

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Article of 07 April 2010

Contrasting with the general pessimism, the 77 year old Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, continues to believe in the harmonious cohabitation with Islam.

Michel SabbahMichel Sabbah

What is the situation for Christians in Palestine?

It is the same as for all Arabs in Palestine. Christians or Muslims, we are the same people, with the same culture and the same history. A nation that is in conflict with another nation. A nation that is living under military occupation has no need of compassion but of justice. In a very tense political context we are trying to cope with the same challenge.  What does it mean to be a Christian? It is to be in a society, in a world that we have not chosen but has been given to us. Our vocation therefore is to be Christian in an Arab society which has a Muslim majority. This is a familiar…

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