Prime Minister Nsour conveys Christmas good wishes at Latin Diocese

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Prime Minister Nsour conveys Christmas good wishes at Latin Diocese

Amman-Abouna

Prime Minister Dr. Abdullah Nsour visited the Latin Diocese in Amman on Thursday, December 25, and conveyed Christmas good wishes to Christians in Jordan. He was accompanied by the minister of water and irrigation, the minister of public works and housing, and the mayor of Amman.

The prime minister stressed that Jordan--owing its enlightened Hashemite leadership and the awareness of its people that enjoys a fabric of communal harmony—has successfully transcended the crisis experienced by several countries in the Middle East. He pointing out that this experience needs care and vigilance "as there is no room for any error whatsoever."

He added: "This enlightened people can neither be shaken by empty slogans nor attempts to steer them away from the right path. Had this people not been sticking to nationalism and cohesion, Jordan would have not been able to transcend the tragedy experienced by several neighboring countries." He continued that Jordan is proud that the first church in history was in Jordan, and this confirms that Jordan practically believes in accepting the others, rejecting persecution and suppression of religious freedom. He stressed the need not to allow anyone to infiltrate our ranks under sectarian or religious pretexts.

Nsour pointed out that the Jordan offers a model close to the true essence of the Islamic religion, stressing that what is happening today in many countries has nothing to do with Islam. The prime minister then enquired saying: "What did the Christians of Iraq and Syria do to be targeted and displaced from their land, at a time when they had enriched their countries with culture and education?"

He continued that Jordan served as a haven at times of persecution of religious freedoms, noting that the Arab Christianity protected the Arabic language for about 400 years during the Ottoman rule."

Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan Maroun Lahham said: "We in Jordan experience a state of peace while neighboring countries suffer from continued bloodshed. We pray that the efforts extorted by King Abdullah II's, the government, and relevant departments will successfully lead to the release of Jordanian pilot Mu'az Kasasbeh being held by ISIS organization."

The patriarchal vicar also stressed that Jordan sets a model in brotherhood and co-existence, which is embodied by the King's conveyance of Christmas good wishes on Wednesday in Karak as well as the Christmas good wishes conveyed by the prime minister.

Fri, 12/26/2014 - 12:22
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