Church functionaries in Jordan condemn attack targeting a church in Madaba

Church functionaries in Jordan condemn attack targeting a church in Madaba

Amman-Abouna

Church functionaries in Jordan have condemned the attack which has targeted an ancient Roman Orthodox church in Madaba.

The Catholic Center for Studies and Media (CCSM) has denounced this incident considering that any attack on a church is viewed as being an attack on the entire holy places, and an attempt to create tension among the citizens at a time when the CCSM calls for consolidating national unity in compliance with the wish of His Majesty the King.

In a statement issued on Thursday, June 19, the CCSM said that the first day of Ramadan is a holy day, and it would have been better for this day to be a day for respect for religions. The statement stressed that what has taken place is merely an isolated crime that does not represent the genuine nature and the traditions of the noble Jordanian people.

On the other hand, the Roman Orthodox Patriarchate in Jerusalem has denounced the attack that targeted the Orthodox church in Madaba. In a statement issued today, it said that the attack represents a heinous crime that has nothing to do with the noble Jordanian people, stressing that those who committed the attack neither represent the Jordanian people nor their culture.

The Patriarchate underlined that the bright image of Jordan, in its capacity as a country that manifests the principles of Islamic-Christian harmony and brotherhood, will not be affected by this timid and isolated incident. It also stressed that ignorance and disrespect for the Jordanian heritage are among the reasons that led to committing this crime. The statement added that those who committed the attack will not remain scot free as the fair Jordanian law will restore rights, so as to preserve the social fabric as well as respect for the state and its prestige.

Fri, 06/19/2015 - 20:47
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