On Saturday, 20 December 2020/ 2 January 2021, the Mayor of town Sahnin in North Israel and of the Rum-Orthodox Community of this town, visited the Patriarchate, with the aim to cultivate and seal the spirit of reconciliation and co-operation with all the inhabitants of this town.
The delegation was warmly received by H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos and Geronda Secretary-General, His Eminence Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina. His Beatitude praised especially the Mayor, Mr Safwat Abo-Raya, for his unifying actions among the inhabitants of his town and the Commissaries, and for their co-operation with the Patriarchate and the Mayoralty.
After their visit, the Delegation went to venerate the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.