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Palestine's 'Turbulent Priest' Delivers Blistering Easter Message

By Stuart Littlewood – London

Fr Manuel Musallam recently retired at the age of 71 after serving as the parish priest of the Holy Family Church in Gaza for 14 years. For most of that time the Israelis would not allow him to visit his family and friends in the West Bank. So, in spite of failing health, he soldiered on through the devastating siege and the murderous blitzkrieg.

I was privileged to meet a couple of years ago and I just love the way this man speaks out. He doesn't mince words. He tells it the way it is, with truth and style.

Retirement hasn’t silenced him or dimmed his perceptions.

This Easter he's concerned, as always, about the Occupation and how it robs those in the Holy Land of Easter's message of hope and joy. "We Christians of Palestine have been under Occupation for many long years. We’ve been suffering with bitterness being kept away from the Holy S


Added: Mar-31-2010 Occurred On: Mar-31-2010
By: kanns01
Middle East
Tags: Palestine, Israel, Christians, occupation, suffering
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