[Jerusalem’s gay pride seeks to] defy family and marriage … [and] its organizers and the authorities who allow it, care neither for the feelings of families nor the holiness of this city. [… Gays can] have their parade wherever they want [except the Holy City. …] Leave Jerusalem to her pilgrims and faithful This city has suffered enough wounds and humiliation.

—Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal, the Catholic Church’s highest official in Jerusalem, saying predictable things about the city’s gay pride festivities [via]

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