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Jordan issues royal decree endorsing new Orthodox patriarch in Jerusalem

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Article/book #: 26545
Title: Jordan issues royal decree endorsing new Orthodox patriarch in Jerusalem
By: AP  
Published in: Ha’aretz
Date of issue: Tuesday, 20 September 2005
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   22 Aug 2005:Election of Theophilos III as Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem

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Abstract:

AMMAN - Jordan's king yesterday endorsed the election of Jerusalem's new Greek Orthodox patriarch, whose predecessor was dismissed over his alleged role in a controversial East Jerusalem land deal with Israel.

The royal decree supporting the appointment of Theofilos III was necessary under ancient church law, which dictates that any patriarch must have the blessing of the Holy Land's ruling powers - Jordan, the Palestinian Authority and Israel. While Jordan renounced its claims to East Jerusalem in 1988, it remains in custody of holy shrines there.










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