Patriarch: Holy Land Christians ‘pray, weep, suffer and wait’ with Jesus

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September 26, 2015

PHILADELPHIA (CNS) — Christian families in the Holy Land bear their daily suffering with hope, knowing that the cross is the cost of following Christ, said Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal of Jerusalem.

“We are a church of Calvary, and it is something that we have to accept,” he said during a session of the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia Sept. 25.

“Jesus says all who follow him will have to pick up their cross,” he continued. “We must take these words seriously. If we want to follow him, we have our daily cross.”

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