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Thursday, January 15, 2004

Christian clerics criticize Israel
for obstructing the work of the church

Security barrier makes their travel difficult

The Latin Patriarch of the Holy Land, Michel Sabbah (R), the Bishop of
Urgell and co-Prince of Andora, Spanish Bishops' Conference Joan
Enric Vives (C) and the Bishop of Chartres, French Bishops'
Conference Bernard Nicolas Aubertin speak at a press conference
in east Jerusalem January 15, 2004. In the news conference Thursday
in Jerusalem Christian clerics led by the Latin Patriarch Michel Sabbah
criticized Israeli military measures including a barrier being built in the
occupied territories as obstructing the work of the church by making
travel difficult
. . . REUTERS/Gil Cohen Magen