The Archbishop of Sebastia, from the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, Atallah Hanna, stated that the Palestinian Christians in the Holy Land werenât communities in their lands.
During his receive to the journalists on Tuesday, Hanna added, “We are not communities, neither minorities, in our holy land.”
Hanna said, according to Al Ray, that just over two thousand years ago, the Christ was born in Palestine, in order to spread love and mercy among people.
He called upon the media outlets to not describe Palestinian Christians as “minorities”.
Chris Carlson is a student of religion at Mount Mercy University, United States, and has been a regular volunteer with the IMEMC since 2013. He assisted in providing extensive coverage of the 2014 Israeli military offensive on the Gaza Strip and continues, into the present day, with the issues at hand. He can be reached via email at c h r i s @ i m e m c . o r g.