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4070Greek Orthodox Patriarch Receives Presidential Recognition Decree

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  • Debbora Berlinger
    Oct 1, 2005
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      WAFA Palestine News Agency
      DATE: 30/09/2005 TIME :21:32

      JERUSALEM, September 30, 2005 (WAFA)- An official Palestinian
      delegation, representing President Mahmoud Abbas, handed on Friday the
      presidential decree recognizing Mr. Theophilus III as new Greek
      Orthodox Patriarch of the Holy City.

      Member of the PLO Executive Committee, Emile Jarjo'i, who headed the
      delegation, handed the decree to the Patriarch of the Holy City.

      Theophilus III, for his part, thanked President Abbas for the
      recognition decree, pointing out the warm ties between the Muslims and
      the Christians in Jerusalem and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
      He also valued the Palestinian-Greek relations.