Internationalization of Jerusalem Asked by Apostolic Representative in Canada

Demand for the internationalization of Jerusalem “in the name of four hundred million Catholics” was voiced here by the Apostolic Representative to Canada, Monseignor Antoniuti who came from Ottawa to address a Montreal gathering.

The Papal Nuncio said that Christians must not remain indifferent to such a “scandalous situation” where soldiers are again making merry at the “foot of the Crucifix” and added that “four hundred million Catholics and millions of other Christians Demand from all interested powers that justice be done in Palestine to the rights of the Christian world and that in the birthplace of Christ be guaranteed the peace which He sought to bring to this world.”

An attempt to create pro-Arab sentiment in this province is seen in the exhibition of the Cross of Jerusalem in various churches. The Cross was also carried on foot 25 miles to the Shrine of St. Anne de Beaupre. Thousands of pilgrims participated in the long procession.

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