On Tuesday the 15th/28th of July 2015, the new Consul of Sweden to Jerusalem, Ms Ann Sophia Nilsson, visited the Patriarchate on the occasion of assuming her new duties.
The new Consul of Sweden was welcomed by H.B. Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, in the presence of Hagiotaphite Fathers.
In the context of this visit, the Patriarch informed Ms Nilsson on the history of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem in the Holy Land and its contribution to the safekeeping of the Holy Shrines and the protection of Christians now faced with economic problems, persecution, displacement, questions of identity, education, prosperity etc.
In the course of its work, the Patriarchate is supported by states protecting the human rights, such as the country of Sweden, represented by Consul Nilsson.
Ms Nilsson thanked His Beatitude for updating her, and pledged to cooperate with the Patriarchate during her tenure as Consul, to the benefit of Christian pilgrims in the Holy Land, both locals and foreigners.