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    Christian and Moslem religious leaders met in Amman, Jordan, on Thursday (22 August) to discuss the recent arrest of Archbishop Hilarion Capucci, the leader of Greek Catholics in Jerusalem, on suspicion of smuggling arms for Palestinian guerrillas.

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    Christian and Moslem religious leaders met in Amman, Jordan, on Thursday (22 August) to discuss the recent arrest of Archbishop Hilarion Capucci, the leader of Greek Catholics in Jerusalem, on suspicion of smuggling arms for Palestinian guerrillas.

    The meeting included Roman Catholic, Orthodox and Greek Catholic archbishops, evangelical representatives, and Moslem leaders. Afterwards they issued a statement in which they said that the arrest of Archbishop Capucci by Israeli police was part of a plot to take over the Arab half of Jerusalem.

    The statement continued, "We are thoroughly convinced that repressive Israeli measures against Christians and Moslems alike, are in fulfillment of Israeli designs aimed at Judaizing Jerusalem and obliterating anything and everything that is not Jewish."
    The statement said that Christianity and Islam now faced the threat of extinction in the Holy Land. The leaders also agreed to send various messages to Pope Paul, Moslem Heads of State and international groups, to protest against the Archbishop's arrest and calling for international efforts to curb Israeli "domination" of religious shrines in Jerusalem.

    The religious leaders said that Israeli actions increased their conviction that if the Holy City remained under lengthy Israeli rule, sites sacred to million of believers throughout the World would face inevitable destruction.

    SYNOPSIS: Religious leaders of the Christian and Moslem faiths met at the Islamic Conference building in Amman, Jordan, on Thursday, to discuss the recent arrest of Archbishop Hilarion Capucci, the leader of Greek Catholics in Jerusalem, held by Israeli police. Among the speakers were the Roman Catholic Bishop, Ni Mek Sama'an, and the Moslem leader, Sheikh Sayeh.

    Archbishop Capucci was arrested on suspicion of smuggling arms for Palestinia guerrilloe. A statement issued by the religious leaders after their meeting, described the arrest as part of an Israeli plot to take over the Arab half of Jerusalem. It said that Christianity and Islam now faced the threat of extinction in the Holy Land. The leaders agreed to send letters of protest to international leaders.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4UTCCF5PD8IW3BQ5IVZT4N571
    Media URN:
    VLVA4UTCCF5PD8IW3BQ5IVZT4N571
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    24/08/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:51:00
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    Canister:
    N/A

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