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Archbishop of Canterbury to Visit Western Wall and Al Aqsa Mosque

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The archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby, is scheduled to arrive in Israel Wednesday as part of a five-day trip to the Middle East.

The archbishop is making sure to honor all three major religions, with visits planned to the Western Wall, the Al-Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount, and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

Welby, whose father’s German-Jewish family fled to the UK to escape anti-Semitism in the late 19th century, will also visit Yad VaShem, Israel’s Holocaust memorial.

He also will attend the opening of an Arab Episcopal medical center in Ramallah, according to the London Guardian.

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4 Responses to “Archbishop of Canterbury to Visit Western Wall and Al Aqsa Mosque”

  1. Lets hope that the Archbishop can bring peace to the troubles ME.
    Hopefully, he will try to get the 3 religions together to start real peace talks.

  2. Lets hope that the Archbishop can bring peace to the troubles ME.
    Hopefully, he will try to get the 3 religions together to start real peace talks.

  3. Lets hope that the Archbishop can bring peace to the troubles ME.
    Hopefully, he will try to get the 3 religions together to start real peace talks.

  4. Yechiel Baum says:

    Will the Arabs meet with him since his family background is Jewish and the Wagif said they wont meet with Jews.

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