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PAX Christi Pleads For Life Of Harmeet Sooden

Pax Christi International

Reference: 161PLE Saturday, 03 December 2005

Brussels, 3 December 2005

As International President of Pax Christi I wish to add my voice to those pleading for the lives of Norman Kember, Tom Fox, Harmeet Singh Sooden and James Loney. They are men of peace. They went to Iraq to witness to peace, to learn of the suffering of Iraq, to be in solidarity with the people of Iraq. They are friends, not enemies, of the people of Iraq. In mercy and justice I urge those who are holding these men to release them as soon as possible.

As a movement of peace, reconciliation and non-violence, Pax Christi supports the work of the Christian Peacemaker Teams who have been present in Palestine and Iraq for several years. We value their role in supporting communities and providing first-hand, independent reports from the region.

+His Beatitude Michel Sabbah

Patriarch of Jerusalem.

President Pax Christi International

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