"Tsargrad will send the 1 billion seized today to support Russia's special military operation."
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This was the first known contact between the two religious leaders.
The Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem accuses radical Israeli groups of threatening the presence of Christians in the holy city, while Israeli officials say reality on the ground is different.
The collection includes texts from as early as the 1100s, written in Arabic, Syriac, Greek, Armenian and Georgian and relating to early Christian religion and Church Fathers.
The complex – revered in the Jewish, Samaritan, Christian and Muslim traditions – looks like it belongs in the Peloponnese or Mount Athos.
Appeal was filed by the patriarchate after the church sold the land to Ateret Cohanim in 2004.
The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem has several disputes with the state over land in its possession.