We received this from a Christian of Jerusalem, husband and father of two.“Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them,…”Mark 10:14
Our Lord Jesus said this over two thousand years ago in this Holy Land. Today, we too are reminded of our Lord’s wish. We were awaiting your historic visit to our beloved city Jerusalem. But because we knew our meeting with Your Holiness would be hindered by the Israeli authorities, we made arrangements with the Latin Patriarchate for a representative sector of our community to be on the road, just to catch a glimpse of you on your way to the Church of the Resurrection (Holy Sepulcher) for your historic meeting with the Ecumenical Patriarch.
However, yesterday evening, Palestinian women, children and disabled were beaten by the Israeli police. After ordering us from one place to another, they ended up accusing us of blocking the street. Women and children were injured and young men were arrested for some time. No one came to our rescue!