During the period between May 20th/June 2nd and May 27th/June 9th, His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, met at the Patriarchate with, among others:
Ms Photini Tomai, Director of the Historical Archive of the Hellenic Foreign Ministry.
The new Director of the Swedish Center of Jerusalem, Ms Ann-Sofie Lasel, and Mr Lars Lingius, on the occasion of his retirement.
His Excellency the Ukrainian Ambassador, Mr Nadolenko Gennadi.
Representatives of the Palestinian Society with the Acting Head of the Russian Mission in Jerusalem, Archimandrite Theophanes.
These esteemed guests were welcomed by the Patriarch, who informed them on the critical situation in the Middle East and the Patriarchate’s stabilizing and peacemaking role towards the maintenance of the pilgrimage status quo and the protection of Christians in the Holy Land.
In the context of the visits, guests were offered presents of His Beatitude’s love as well as Jerusalemite eulogias before carrying on their pilgrimage in the Holy Land.