MR AZAM HATAB OF THE ISLAMIC WAQF VISITS THE PATRIARCHATE
On Monday, the 29th of December 2015/11th of January 2016, the President of the Committee of Islamic Edifices in Jerusalem, Mr Azam Hatab, accompanied by twenty members of the Committee, visited the Patriarchate on the occasion of Christmas.
They were welcomed by His Beatitude Theophilos, Patriarch of Jerusalem, in the presence of Hagiotaphite Fathers.
The representatives of the Islamic Waqf thanked His Beatitude for His efforts towards preserving the status quo in Jerusalem and towards religious solidarity.
At the meeting, His Beatitude informed guests of the report conducted by Professor Moropoulou on conservation works on the Holy Sepulcher, aimed at the safety of pilgrims and at avoiding external interventions.
From the Secretariat-General