On Thursday December 15/28 2017, the new Apostolic Delegate-Representative of the Pope in Jerusalem H.E. Msgn Leopoldo Girelli visited the Patriarchate on the occasion of the undertaking of his duties, escorted by his associate Fr. Fernardo Tumuya.
Msgn Leopoldo Girelli was received by H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos and Hagiotaphite Fathers. His Beatitude congratulated him on the undertaking of his duties and expressed His intention to continue the long-lasting good co-operation of the Patriarchate with each Apostolic Delegate.
The new Apostolic Delegate thanked His Beatitude for his reception and reassured Him on the intention of the Roman-Catholic Church to continue the co-operation for the interest of the Christians of the Holy Land and the peace of the Churches.
On the occasion of this visit, His Beatitude offered the Delegate an icon of the Sacred Edicule and to his associate an icon of the Theotokos. From Secretariat-General