Greek Orthodox Patriarch Receives Presidential Recognition Decree
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.