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O'Mahony, Anthony (2005) The Vatican, Jerusalem, the State of Israel, and Christianity in the Holy Land. International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church [IJSCC], 5 (2), pp. 123-146. [Journal Article]

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    The Holy See has always demonstrated a fundamental interest in the fate of Jerusalem. Papal policy can be divided into three periods: 1897 to 1947, when the Popes spoke of the Holy Land in general and of Jerusalem, insisting primarily on the physical integrity of the Holy Places and the needs of the local Catholic community and its institutions; 1947 to 1964, when the stress was on safeguarding the Holy Places, on freedom of access for the three monotheistic faiths and the right of each to have control of its own holy places, and from 1964 to the present day, when the emphasis moved to Jerusalem in a global context and to the preservation of its identity and vocation: the Holy Places; the areas surrounding them; guarantees for everybody of their own cultural and religious identity; freedom of religion and conscience for the inhabitants and the pilgrims. These elements were particularly the defining characteristic of the pontificate of John Paul II.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Journal or Publication Title: International Journal for the Study of the Christian Church [IJSCC]
    Additional Information: The author was also guest editor of this special issue, 'Christianity and Jerusalem'
    Department: Theology
    Depositing User: Vicky Rowley
    Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2016 16:45
    Last Modified: 18 Nov 2016 16:45
    URI: http://publications.heythrop.ac.uk/id/eprint/2519

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