On Tuesday, 18 July 2023, His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem received the new Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus to Israel, Mr. Cornelios Corneliou, accompanied by Ms. Irene Trigidou.
The Patriarch informed the Ambassador about the Mission of the Patriarchate to the Holy Land and wished him the blessing of his high mission for the good of his beloved homeland Cyprus in its liberation from the Turkish occupation.
The Patriarch then received the Arabic-speaking Greek Orthodox cardiologist Mr Hisham Nasser with his recently married son Mr Amer Nasser, the former Bishop of the Anglican Church in Jerusalem Mr Suhel Dawani and the former Lutheran Bishop of Jerusalem Mr Munib Yunan.
Finally, the Patriarch received the President of the Community Council of Acre, Mr Fouad Brek, and the Representative of the Kufr Smea Community, Mr Abu Hanna, and discussed with them issues of their Community.
Source: Patriarchate of Jerusalem