HIS BEATITUDE RECEIVED THE COMMUNITY COUNCIL OF JAFFA.
On Friday 31st of July /8th of August 2010 at the Patriarchate, His Beatitude Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III received the Community Council of Jaffa on the occasion of the agreed settlement between the Community Council and the Patriarchate, following a court dispute that had lasted twenty five years . This is a significant achievement for the harmonious relations between the Patriarchate and its flock.
Within the framework of this visit matters concerning the flock were discussed. These included the construction of a new iconostasis for the Patriarchate’s Community Church of Saint George, better cooperation between the community and the Administrative management of the Patriarchate’s school operating in Jaffa and finally better collaboration between the community and its priest.
In His welcome His Beatitude congratulated the Council on the occasion of the agreement and signing of the settlement giving a positive end to the long standing dispute between the Patriarchate and its flock at Jaffa relating to administration issues of the Church and rights of ownership of its surrounding property, whilst urging the harmonious unity of the members of the community with the members of its institutions.
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