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Church figures visit Latrun Monastery after vandal attack

Abbot René Hascoët the fifth Abbot of the Trappist Abbey of Latrun with Caritas Jerusalem’s secretary general Mrs. Claudette Habecsh.

Representatives from Caritas Jerusalem, the Pontifical Mission and the Secretariat de la Solidarite visited Latrun Monastery yesterday in the wake of a vandalism attack.

The monastery is 25 km west of Jerusalem.

In the attack Tuesday, vandals spray painted “Jesus is a monkey” and the words “mutual responsibility” along with the names of evacuated illegal settler outposts Upper Migron and Maoz Esther, in large orange letters on the outside of the monastery. Continue reading

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