Jerusalem: Pope Urges Status Quo

Posted December 6, 2017 2:20 pm by ZENIT Staff

Jerusalem: Pope Urges Status Quo

Pope Francis called on the maintenance of the “status quo” of Jerusalem during his December 6, 2017, General Audience in Paul VI Hall.
“I cannot remain silent about my deep concern for the situation that has developed in recent days and, at the same time, I wish to make a heartfelt appeal to ensure that everyone is committed to respecting the status quo of the city, in accordance with the relevant Resolutions of the United Nations,” the Holy Father said.
He noted that “Jerusalem is a unique city, sacred to Jews, Christians, and Muslims, where the Holy Places for the respective religions

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