Jerusalem does not belong to one group: Cardinal

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Condemning the decision of Israel to shift its capital from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem which is considered sacred by the Christians, the Archbishop of Colombo Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith today said this city does not belong to one group of people.

“The Catholic church is of the opinion that Jerusalem should not be a city which belongs to one group of people and therefore we cannot approve the recent developments with regard to this city,” he said.

USA has now accepted it as Israel’s capital. (Yohan Perera and Pix by Pradeep Dilrukshana)

  Comments - 13

  • Sampath Tuesday, 19 December 2017 03:45 PM

    Rather surprising but very wise comment......

    Chari Tuesday, 19 December 2017 04:06 PM

    If you refer Biblical Prophesy, Jerusalem belongs exclusively to the Jews and Israel. Temple of the Jews.No Man or Nation can change it.

    TGG Tuesday, 19 December 2017 04:16 PM

    The Bible was written by men, therefore, its not factual.

    Mr.Fox Tuesday, 19 December 2017 04:22 PM

    Jerusalem has been the capital of Israel for many decades now. Whole Jerusalem has been in the hands of Israel since the sixties. It seems the Cardinal has been misinformed by his wise advisors, just like what happens to politicians.

    Karu Tuesday, 19 December 2017 07:38 PM

    Yes, Jerusalem has been in the hands of Israel since it stole it from the Palestinians in the 1967 war.

    mali Wednesday, 20 December 2017 02:10 PM

    1. Cardinal does not seem read the bible so his biblical knowledge is poor.2. He seem heading for popularity and forgotten why and forwhat purpose he is wearing this robe.

    Unchikun Tuesday, 19 December 2017 05:33 PM

    Sir, the very plot of land you and I stand right now does not belong to any one. We are just occupying it temporary. Just like a seat in a bus or a train. The teaching of the Buddha.

    Nimal Tuesday, 19 December 2017 09:45 PM

    I am a follower of Jesus Christ. I wholeheartedly agree with your comments here.

    RNA Tuesday, 19 December 2017 06:21 PM

    The city of Jerusalem belongs to Israel and Israel only. It has always been the historical capital of the Jews.

    Mendis Tuesday, 19 December 2017 07:33 PM

    This country has only two original religions Buddhism and Hinduism . Majority of the people are not interested in who takes over Jerusalem which is faraway from our own affairs .

    Dhammika Tuesday, 19 December 2017 08:39 PM

    True and correct .

    Nimal Wednesday, 20 December 2017 12:16 PM

    It is just like Colombo, the capital of Sri Lanka does not belong to one group of people but to all nationalities of this country, Sinhala, Tamil, Muslim, Burger and Malay. But still it is the capital of Sri Lanka. Similarly, Jerusalem belongs to all nationalities living in Israel, Jews, Arabs, Christians and Muslim. But it still belongs to Israel as its capital city. May be that is what the Cardinal is trying to explain.

    Arnold Wednesday, 20 December 2017 02:56 PM

    If a veddah comes along and chases you out of the house claiming that the land belonged to his forefathers showing a stone inscription as the evidence, will you just leave? This is what's happening in Palestine right now.


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