Welby Calls on Israeli Government to Protect Holy Sites

Just days after Pilgrims faced closed doors at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, a call has been made by Archbishop Justin Welby and Cardinal Vincent Nichols to Protect Jerusalem Holy Sites. 

Church of Holy Sepulchre was closed for 3 days in Tax Protest

In a joint letter to the UK Israeli ambassador Mark Regev, the two faith leaders expressed their deep concern at the discriminatory taxation of churches in Jerusalem. They stated:

"These violations of historic agreements risk undermining prospects for peaceful coexistence between communities, at a time of already heightened tensions."

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