On the morning of Thursday, 18th / 31st of March 2022, a group of deputies of the “SYRIZA” political party, consisting of Mr Ioannis Amanatidis, Mrs Kalliopi Vetta, Mr Theodoros Dritsas and Mr Andreas Mihaililis visited the Patriarchate.
This group was accepted by H.H.B. our Father and Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos and Hagiotaphite Fathers. In the context of this visit, His Beatitude informed the main deputies about the recent creation of an occult illegal situation since the occupation of the hotel “Little Petra” by extreme settlers of Ateret Conanim, about the protest of the Patriarchate for this act and its demand to leave this area and the return of the hotel to its owner, which is the Patriarchate.
The support of the Greek Government in such a solution is of decisive importance and will be duly appreciated.
There was also a discussion about the decisive contribution of the then Prime Minister of Greece and President of “SYRIZA” Mr Alexis Tsipras in the historical renovation of the Edicule of the Holy Sepulchre.
Asking for the blessing of His Beatitude, the deputies left to venerate the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.