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ANTELIAS. – Catholicos Aram I of the Armenian Church Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia—in Antelias, Lebanon—of the Armenian Apostolic Church participated in the Christian and Muslim religious leaders’ congress in Lebanon.

The objective of this event was to clarify the collective posture on Jerusalem, the Catholicosate informed Armenian News-NEWS.am.

The spiritual leaders expressed their positions on this matter and, subsequently, adopted a joint statement disapproving US President Donald Trump’s decision to he recognize Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel.

Also, they called for condemning the US President’s position, considered Jerusalem as the capital of the Palestinian state, and stressed the importance of defending the sanctuaries of the three religions of monotheism.

On December 6, US President Donald Trump stated that he recognizes Jerusalem as the capital city of Israel, and said the US Department of State has been ordered to start transferring the US embassy in Israel, from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.

But this decision has brought about worldwide reaction.

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