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Our World
(from Catholic Near East Spring 1989)

Incessant Voice for Justice
Posted: 01 Mar 1989

Archbishop Michel Sabbah, the Latin patriarch of Jerusalem, pleaded for justice in the Holy Land during a month-long pastoral visit to the United States and Canada.

“As the Latin patriarch, I represent the Church, and the Church is on the side of the poor, the suffering, the oppressed. It just so happens that the oppressed are Palestinians. I too am a Palestinian,” the patriarch declared, “but if the Israelis were oppressed, I will speak for them.”