Bishops oppose illegal settlements, stand in solidarity with Church in Holy Land

Bishop Declan Lang

Bishop Declan Lang

At the end of their Autumn meeting, the Bishops of England and Wales, issued this statement from Bishop Declan Lang, chair of the department for International Affairs of the Bishops' Conference.

"As Bishops of the Holy Land Coordination have consistently highlighted, we all have a responsibility to oppose the continued construction of illegal settlements, which not only fuels human rights violations, but imperils any chance of a two-state solution.

We stand in solidarity with the Church in the Holy Land as it strives for justice and peace amid these increasingly difficult circumstances and look forward to reiterating this support in person during our forthcoming visit to Christian communities in Palestine."

Tags: Holy Land, Bishop Declan Lang, Holy Land Coordination, Israel, Palestine

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