|Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem
September 11, 2001
Your Eminence and dear Brother:
I would like to express to your Eminence and the Church of American and the entire American people our solidarity and condolence for the terrible events which took place today in the USA.
We are with you in prayer and feelings. The Church of the Holy Land prays with you and asks God to give you all His divine comfort and hope in these difficult moments.
The Christian Communities in Jerusalem and the whole Palestinian people stand with you in these moments and share with you the sadness for the loss of innocent brothers and sisters in humanity and faith.
We condemn these horrifying crimes and we are shocked and deeply saddened when we watched the extent of the catastrophe inflicted upon the innocent people, which as caused by horrible acts of terrorism. It is unimaginable to see how catastrophic the extent of terrorism could reach.
Let us work together for a better world as we begin the third millennium after the birth of our Lord Jesus Christ the Prince of Peace.
Please extend our dep and heartfelt solidarity with all the families and relatives of all the victims of these events. May the Lord give them strength and patience.
With our sincere and fraternal prayers and feelings.
Patriarch Michel Sabbah
Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem