Christian lands in Jerusalem could be confiscated, warn UK Church leaders

  • 26/12/2017  (12.22.2017)

Church leaders from across the UK have rallied around the Greek Patriarch of Jerusalem, Theophilos III, in his campaign against a bill making its way through Israel’s parliament.

The Patriarch has just completed a visit to Britain as part of an international tour focusing on the plight of the Church in the city.

Theophilos, regarded as the most senior Christian figure in the Holy Land, has highlighted a proposed Bill of Church Lands, signed by 40 Knesset members, that would allow the Israeli government to confiscate lands leased by Churches to third parties.

This week he met with Prince Charles as well as government ministers Alistair Burt and Rory Stewart alongside other parliamentarians and the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams.

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