MS MOROPOULOU DELIVERS REPORT ON THE CONSERVATION OF THE HOLY AEDICULA
On Friday, the 26th of December 2015/8th of January 2016, Ms Antonia Moropoulou, professor at the NTUA, met at the Patriarchate with Patriarch Theophilos, the representative of the Franciscans in Jerusalem, f. Athanasios Makoras, and the representative of the Armenian Patriarchate in Jerusalem, f. Gurion. Present at the meeting was the Patriarchal Commissioner, Metropolitan Isychios of Kapitolias, the Elder Secretary-General, Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, the Elder Sacristan, Archbishop Isidoros of Hierapolis and the architect of the Church of the Resurrection, Mr Theodosios Mitropoulos.
At the meeting, Professor Moropoulou informed His Beatitude and the representatives of the other two Communities of the phases of the study conducted so far on the condition of the Aedicula, delivering the conclusions of the study to each Community, namely the Greek Orthodox, the Franciscans and the Armenians.
His Beatitude went on to praise Ms Moropoulou on her conscientious and thorough scientific work, conducted with dedication, zeal and love of the Holy Sepulchre and the Patriarchate, adding that the Patriarchate stands ready to continue this project aimed at the safe visit of pilgrims to the Holy Aedicula and the preservation of the rights of each Community according to the status quo and against any illegal intervention by external factors.
From the Secretariat-General