Jerusalem Greek Orthodox leader slams Israel pro-settler ruling
Jerusalem’s Greek Orthodox patriarch has denounced an Israeli court ruling to allow a pro-settlement group to take control of church land in a mainly Palestinian area of occupied and annexed east Jerusalem. On July 31, a Jerusalem court upheld controversial real estate deals involving Israeli pro-settlement organisation Ateret Cohanim and the church for two hotel properties near the Jaffa Gate entrance to the Old City, Israeli media reported, finding no evidence of the deals resulting from fraud or bribery.
5 September, 2017 Churches condemn attempts to 'weaken' Christians in Jerusalem The leading churches in Jerusalem issued a rare joint statement Tuesday condemning what they called "systematic" Israeli attempts to "weaken the Christian presence" in the city. The statement, signed by the heads of the Catholic, Greek Orthodox, Armen...
23 July, 2014 Gaza church opens doors to war refugees For the first time in years, Gaza City's Greek Orthodox church is packed to overflowing, having offered refuge to hundreds of Palestinians who fled their homes under Israeli bombardment. Around 600 people, mostly women and children, are sheltering in the church compound in the old sector […]
21 March, 2017 Restoration work completed on Jesus tomb site in Jerusalem Moropoulou directed the work at the site. The Greek Orthodox, Armenian and Roman Catholic denominations share custody of the church, where tensions often run high over control of its various sectors. Disputes between the dominations have held up restoration work […]