King Abdullah II: Christians, an integral part of the region, have a role to play

  • warning: htmlspecialchars() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 867.
  • warning: htmlspecialchars() expects parameter 1 to be string, array given in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/includes/bootstrap.inc on line 867.
  • strict warning: Only variables should be passed by reference in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/captcha/captcha.inc on line 61.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1113.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_field.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of content_handler_field::element_type() should be compatible with views_handler_field::element_type($none_supported = false, $default_empty = false, $inline = false) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/cck/includes/views/handlers/content_handler_field.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_sort::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_sort.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::query() should be compatible with views_handler::query($group_by = false) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_query::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_query.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1113.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1113.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_field_user::init() should be compatible with views_handler_field::init(&$view, $options) in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/modules/user/views_handler_field_user.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 1113.
  • strict warning: Only variables should be passed by reference in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/captcha/captcha.inc on line 61.
  • strict warning: Only variables should be passed by reference in /home/abounaor/public_html/english/sites/all/modules/captcha/captcha.inc on line 61.

King Abdullah II: Christians, an integral part of the region, have a role to play

jordantimes.com

His Majesty King Abdullah, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Hussein, received, at Al Husseiniya Palace on Wednesday, February 26, the primates of Orthodox Churches participating in the Amman Gathering of the Orthodox Primates and Delegates on Dialogue and Unity.

During the meeting--attended by HRH Prince Ghazi, His Majesty’s chief adviser for religious and cultural affairs and personal envoy--the King stressed that Christians are an integral part of the region, and they have a key role in its present and future, according to a Royal Court statement.

His Majesty underscored that Jordan will persist in upholding its historical responsibility to safeguard Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem, in line with the Hashemite Custodianship, and preserve the city’s historical and legal status quo.

For their part, the Orthodox primates reaffirmed their commitment to His Majesty’s Custodianship of Christian holy sites, stressing the importance of the Hashemite Custodianship in preserving the historical status quo in Jerusalem, the statement said.

Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, All Palestine, and Jordan Theophilos III, who also heads the Council of Church Leaders in Jordan and Jerusalem, said the King’s Custodianship of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Christ’s Tomb, and Orthodox churches, is an extension of the Pact of Omar, which was carried forward by all Muslim caliphs in protecting the Church of the Holy Sepulchre and preserving the Christian presence, Islamic-Christian coexistence, and the spirit of peace in Jerusalem since 1,400 ago.

KING EMPHASISES THE IMPORTANCE OF PROTECTING THE CHRISTIAN PRESENCE IN THE REGION

His Majesty King Abdullah, accompanied by HRH Crown Prince Hussein, also received Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, who is in Jordan to participate in the Amman Gathering of the Orthodox Primates and Delegates on Dialogue and Unity.

During the meeting, the King noted Jordan’s strong ties with Russia, under the leadership of President Vladimir Putin, commending the increase in the number of Christian pilgrims from Russia to holy sites and the Baptism Site of Jesus Christ, also known as Bethany Beyond the Jordan, according to a Royal Court statement.

His Majesty also emphasised the importance of protecting the Christian presence in the region, stressing that Christians are an integral part of the Middle East’s social fabric and future.

The King underscored his commitment, as the Hashemite Custodian of Islamic and Christian holy sites in Jerusalem, to continue to exert all efforts to safeguard these sites, the statement said.

Thu, 02/27/2020 - 10:25
Comment through the site Comment through facebook

Comments

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
CAPTCHA
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Image CAPTCHA
Enter the characters shown in the image.