The delegation of the Bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland and Bishop Dr. Munib Younan meet with Sheikh Abed Elathim Salhab, Chairperson of the Islamic Council and Sheikh Azzam Khatib, Director of the Islamic Waqf in front of the Dome of the Rock on the Haram Ash-Sharif during their recent visit. © ELCJHL/Rev. Elizabeth McHan
JERUSALEM, 3 April 2012 (ELCJHL) – The ELCJHL was honored to host the Rt. Rev. Dr. Kari Mäkinen, Archbishop of Turku and Finland, along with all of the Bishops of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland, and spouses.
The 21-person delegation visited Jerusalem, Bethlehem, and Ramallah as part of a week-long visit to the Holy Land.
Bishop Dr. Munib A. Younan hosted the Bishops’ visit, which included meetings with Israeli and Palestinian Authority government representatives, local and international organizations, schools, programs, and individuals.
Included in the visit were meetings with Mr. Salam Fayyad, Prime Minister for the Palestinian Authority; and Mr. Daniel Ayalon, Deputy Foreign Minister for the Government of Israel.