Canadian primate expresses condolences on death of Yasser Arafat

Archbishop Andrew Hutchison, Primate of the Anglican Church of Canada has extended compassionate condolences to the people of Palestine on the death of their leader, Yasser Arafat.  The Palestinian President, died in a hospital in France Thursday at the age of 75.

“President Arafat was a pivotal figure in the Middle East for more than a generation”, the Anglican Primate said.  “He is the only leader many younger Palestinians have ever known.  President Arafat’s people and family are in my thoughts today and in the face of an uncertain future, I urge all Anglicans to continue to pray for peace and stability in the Middle East”.

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