Last Remaining Christian Living In Jerusalem Excited About Papal Visit

May 23, 2014 by  
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JERUSALEM–Just a day before Pope Francis makes his first Papal Visit to the Holy Land, Jerusalem’s sole Christian, Azmi Habibi, announced that he had been chosen to attend the Papal Mass on Sunday.

“I could not believe it when I heard it,” Habibi said via Skype this morning. “The church is going to be packed with Muslims and Jews. I think it would be nice to have a Christian in attendance.

The three-day trip, which many hope will ease interfaith tensions in the region, is giving many Christians -who formerly lived in Jerusalem before fear of a brutal death and martyrdom forced them to relocate to other parts of the world -hope that the Vatican has not given up on region.

“We hope that this trip will show leaders of other faiths that Azmi Habibi is a good, honest, hard-working man,” one Vatican official leader told EOTT. “We hope that this trip will boost the number of Christians living in the region to as many as 5. Yes…this seems a more realistic number. People like Azmi do not want to get mixed up in the mess in Israel. They just want to have the same opportunity to badger tourists to buy their souvenirs as everyone else has.”