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Bishop Dawani gets permit to stay in Jerusalem

Bishop Dawani gets permit to stay in Jerusalem

bishop_suheil.jpgAnglican Communion News Service (ACNS) is reporting that the Rt. Rev. Suheil Dawani, Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem and his family may remain in Jerusalem:

The Anglican Bishop in Jerusalem and his family are celebrating today after finally getting permission to remain in the city after many months of legal and diplomat appeals.

The Rt. Revd Suheil Dawani, who is also Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Jerusalem, today spoke of his delight at finally getting the Residency Permits that as someone born in Nablus in the West Bank must have to stay in East Jerusalem, where St. George Anglican Cathedral and the bishop’s offices are located.


“I have been overwhelmed by the support given to me from His Grace the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Honourable Lord Rowan Williams, and all the Primates, Archbishops and Bishops of the Anglican Communion; and the Greek and Latin Patriarchs of Jerusalem. Also our Partners throughout the world including the U.S.A., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, and the United Kingdom; and the worldwide community including Washington, D.C.; the State Department of the United States and the American Consul-General in Jerusalem, and the office of the British Foreign Secretary.”


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Lelanda Lee

Great news! Great perseverance and pulling together by all the provinces involved in supporting the bishop.


Good news, indeed. Thanks be to God and all who helped to make this happen.

June Butler

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