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King and Pope call to retain Al Quds status

King Mohammed VI, Chairman of the Al Quds (Jerusalem) Committee, and Pope Francis signed, on Saturday at the Royal Palace in Rabat, “the Call of Al Quds” aimed at preserving and promoting the specific multi-religious character, the spiritual dimension and the particular identity of the holy city. This text recognizes once again “the uniqueness and the sacredness of Jerusalem/Al Quds Acharif”.

“We believe it is important to preserve the Holy City of Jerusalem/Al Quds Acharif as a common heritage of humanity and, above all for the faithful of the three monotheistic religions, as a meeting place and symbol of peaceful coexistence, where the mutual respect and dialogue,” says the document. Thus, the Sovereign and the Pope called for the preservation and promotion of the specific multireligious character, the spiritual dimension and the “peculiar” identity of Jerusalem/Al Quds Acharif.

“We therefore hope that in the holy city, full freedom of access for the faithful of the three monotheistic religions and the right of each to exercise their own worship,” ask the King and the Pope.

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