Updated: Mar 15
Canada's Bishop Poisson joins with other bishops from around the world in issuing a communique from the Holy Land Coordination, decrying the oppression of Palestinians and calling on all parties to negotiate for peace and justice.
"The lack of political progress, along with relentless expansion of illegal settlements and the impact of Israel’s Nation-State law, continues to erode any prospect of a peaceful two-state solution. Now is a critical moment for us all to strengthen our expression of solidarity with the people of the Holy Land “not as a vague sentiment but as a ‘firm and persevering determination to commit oneself to the common good’”. 1 We stress the importance of the Israeli and Palestinian leaderships recommitting to direct negotiations. We call upon our own governments and political leaders urgently to renew their active participation in the search for a just peace, supporting dialogue between all sides, upholding international law, and reaffirming the plurality of Jerusalem, given its unique significance for Jews, Christians and Muslims." Read the statement: https://2749aac7-d8a9-45b6-831b-0860e4a6dcc9.filesusr.com/ugd/3104f5_750b69a2617a47dda650a0980d56be0e.pdf