GOVERNMENTAL DELEGATE OF THE DEMOCRACY OF CYPRUS AT THE PATRIARHCATE
On Thursday afternoon, 24th March/6th April 2017, Mr. Nikolaos Christodoulidis, Governmental Delegate and Manager of the Cross-cultural Office of the President of Democracy Mr. Nikos Anastasiadis, visited the Patriarchate, escorted by his wife, the Ambassador of Cyprus in Israel Mrs. Thessalia Siambou, other members of the Cypriot Democracy among whom, Ms. Louiza Varakla.
Mr. Nikolaos Christodoulidis and his escort was warmly received by H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos together with the Patriarchal Commissioner Most Reverend Metropolitan Isychios of Kapitolias, the Most Reverend Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, Fr. Marc and Fr. Nikitas.
On the agenda of the meeting there was a conversation on the completion of the restoration project of the Sacred Edicule, by the initiative of the Patriarchate and the study of the National Technical University of Athens, and the significance of this project for the establishment of peace in the Holy Land.
Reference was also made on the Churches Mr. Christodoulidis visited, among which the Church of Saints Peter and Paul in Capernaum and that of the Holy Apostles in Tiberias and the Russian Monastery of St. Magdalene on Tiberias shore.
Mr. Christodoulidis thanked His Beatitude for His time and the interesting conversation and asked His blessing, as well as for the visit and veneration of the Holy Sepulchre after the fitting the occasion exchanging of gifts.