The CCSM conveys Christmas and national unity good wishes

The CCSM conveys Christmas and national unity good wishes

The Catholic Center for Studies and Media

The Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) conveys good wishes to all Jordanians on the advent of Christmas and New Year celebrations. CCSM Director Fr. Rif'at Bader said that this year's celebrations are marked by the Jordanian family, represented by its Christians and Muslims, gathering at the Baptism Site of Lord Jesus Christ and reiterating support for His Majesty the King in his capacity as custodian and protector of Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem.

The CCSM stated that it takes pride in the Arab, Jordanian, and religious reaction of the Jordanian people who undertook an honorable position relevant to denouncing and rejecting the American decision regarding changing the status quo of the Holy City on the one hand and upholding the Hashemite custodianship of the holy sites on the other. The statement added that this year there are two celebrations, namely Christmas and the reaffirmation that our holy places and Jerusalem are not for sale, where Jerusalem is the dearest city to heart.

The CCSM thanked the leaders and peoples of the 128 countries who jointly paved the way for creating joyful Christmas atmospheres by rejecting the American decision on Jerusalem, as well as by endorsing the international legitimacy and human solidarity.

The CCSM statement added: "We highly value the historic meeting that brought together Christian and Islamic spiritual leaders from Jordan and Palestine with His Majesty King Abdullah II at the Baptism Site. This is the annual meeting during which the King conveys good wishes on the advent of Christmas. The meeting this year has a distinctive historical character, as it reasserted His Majesty the King's custodianship and protection of the Islamic and Christian sanctities.

The CCSM also valued the meeting that took place between His Majesty the King in the Vatican, with the leader of the Catholic world, His Holiness Pope Francis, who stressed the need to preserve the status quo in Jerusalem as a city of the three religions and two peoples which is not confined to only one people only. It also valued addressing the King as custodian of the Jerusalem sanctities.

The CCSM statement conclude by saying: Christmas, which is celebrated every year in Jordan by Jordanians who act as one family, is a time to reiterate our prayers to the Almighty God so as to preserve our beloved country under our Hashemite leadership, to maintain its national unity, which has been strengthened and enhanced in the protest marches for Jerusalem, and to confirm the Hashemite custodianship of the sanctities. National celebrations marking Christmas were marked in Amman the capital, and our villages. May God protect Jordan, Jerusalem, His Majesty the King, and the pioneering national unity in Jordan.

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

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