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Resolution regarding Christian holy places in and around Jerusalem

01 January 1970

 February 1974

Noting that the Christian holy places in Jerusalem and neighboring areas belong in the greatest extent to member churches of the World Council of Churches, specifically the Eastern Orthodox and Oriental Orthodox churches, and are also of concern to other Christians, the Executive Committee requests the General Secretary, in consultation with these churches, to investigate problems that might develop in regard to the future control of these places as a result of international negotiations in the Middle East.