HIS BEATITUDE THE PATRIARCH OF JERUSALEM MAKES ADDRESS AT THE OPENING OF POLICE STATION ON MOUNT ZION

At noon of Tuesday the 6th/19th of May 2015, the inauguration took place of a new Police Station within the building complex of David’s Tomb and of the Cenacle of Pentecost, on Mount Zion.

The new Police Station on Mount Zion was established in order to deal with phenomena of violence that have been caused by religious fanaticism over the past years, the last of which was arson within the Patriarchate’s School on Mount Zion.

The inauguration ceremony was attended mainly by high-ranking police officers, including Police Chief, Mr Danino, who addressed guests; the Chief of David’s Gate Police Station in the Old City of Jerusalem, Mr Avi Bitton; the Chief Rabbi, given that Rabbinical Schools operate in the area of David’s Tomb, and the Rabbi of the Wailing Wall, who also made an address.

The sanctity and significance of Mount Zion for the three monotheistic religions was stressed by all speakers.

On behalf of the Patriarchate and other Christians, Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem made an address in English, see link: https://en.jerusalem-patriarchate.info/2015/05/19/14608

From the Secretariat-General