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Joint Statement

26. Mai 2014

Am Ort des Geschehens. On Monday the 26th of May 2014, between 6.30 and 7.00 p.m., an arson attack occurred here at Dormition Abbey on Mt Zion Jerusalem. It was accidently discovered by one of the monks. Luckily it was possible to extinguish it quickly and fortunately no one was hurt. The level of damage cannot yet be reckoned. We do not yet know anything about the motive for this attack or who the perpetrators were. The police are on the spot and have begun their investigations. We expect to obtain speedy results regarding the incident.

Abbot Dr. Gregory Collins OSB
Dormition Abbey Jerusalem

Bernd Mussinghoff
German Association of the Holy Land