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“We cannot remain silent while access to our Holy Sites is threatened and the hope of a lasting peace is diminished,” the Greek Patriarch Theophilus III said on Thursday.
When the sales were made public in 2005 Patriarch Irenaios was forced from office by Greek Orthodox officials and replaced by current Patriarch Theophilos III.
Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theophilos III leads the ceremony.
He is also accused of receiving benefit, including sexual favors, from Palestinians for whom he helped obtain entry visas to Israel for illicit business purposes.
By JEREMY SHARON,LAHAV HARKOV
Theophilos III and President Rivlin spoke spoke at a New Year reception with different Christian denominations in Israel.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
The country of 11 million people is deeply divided over whether to accept an offer by international creditors that PM Alexis Tsipras calls a "humiliation."
The protest happened one day after hundreds of Jewish protesters attempted to prevent another group of Christians from entering the complex.
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
After two years of waiting in the wings, Tsipras and his Syriza party stormed to power in Sunday's snap election.
By JPOST.COM STAFF,REUTERS
Syriza’s ranks include an array of leftists ranging from Marxists to Greens.
By EUROPEAN JEWISH PRESS
The Greek Orthodox Christian Patriarchate says Israel is attempting to divide the Palestinian minority.
By ARIEL COHEN
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