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Statement from Lambeth Palace on the Death of HE Yasser Arafat

Wednesday 10th November 2004

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr Rowan Williams has learned with regret of the death of the Palestinian President, Yasser Arafat.

Dr Williams remembers gratefully his own conversations with Mr Arafat whilst in the Holy Land and the abiding strength of the commitment they revealed to the Palestinian people, who now mourn him.

The Archbishop is remembering Mr Arafat's family in his thoughts and prayers, as well as all those he led as President of the Palestinian Authority. Along with so many millions in the region and across the globe, he continues to pray for a just and peaceful future for all in the Holy Land.

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