A SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT ON THE MOCKERY OF SACRED PERSONS AND SYMBOLS OF RELIGIONS

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem has condemned, through its representative in Nazareth, the offensive expressions and stances towards the Person of Jesus Christ and the Most Holy Theotokos, as well as the re-broadcasting thereof by the Television Network 10 of Israel, in one of its satirical programs.

Pursuant to the above, the Holy and Sacred Synod in its Session 44/11/24-02-2009 has condemned all forms of slanderous expressions or displays pertaining to sacred persons or symbols of every religion, and has declared its perseverance in continuing the inter-religion dialogue that the Jerusalem Patriarchate is cultivating for the promotion of harmonious co-existence and for a constructive collaboration between all religions, in the framework of mutual respect.

From the Chief-Secretariat

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