Jerusalem Patriarchate – July 2016
On the morning of Saturday, the 3rd/16th of July 2016, the Latin Patriarch in Jerusalem, Mr Fouad Twal, accompanied by two clerics, visited the Patriarchate on the occasion of his retirement after eight years in the position of Patriarch at the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem, first established in 1845.
His Beatitude the Latin Patriarch was warmly welcomed by Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem and Hagiotaphite Fathers.
In the context of the visit, thanks were exchanged for the sound collaboration between the Patriarchate of Jerusalem and the Latin Patriarch on matters pertaining to Christians in the Holy Land.
Patriarch Twal then inquired about the deliberations of the Great Synod of Orthodoxy, recently convened in Crete.
An interesting discussion also took place on the pastoral care for pilgrims arriving in Jerusalem and on the decent stay of Christians in the Holy Land.
Finally, Patriarch Theophilos offered the Latin Patriarch an icon of Theotokos Jerusalemite and wished Him that by her meditation He will peacefully carry on his work in his homeland of Madeva, Jordan.
From the Secretariat-General