Primates of Jerusalem and Greece call for an end to the war in the Holy Land

Athens, June 19, 2024

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His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem yesterday visited Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens and All Greece in the Holy Archdiocese of Athens.

The main topic of discussion was the ongoing war in the Holy Land. The hierarchs agreed that the war must stop immediately and peace talks begin, Romfea reports.

The Archbishop of Athens expressed concern for the civilian population and prisoners in Gaza and asked how the Church of Greece can help the suffering. He also delivered a message to everyone: the war must stop and the peace talks must begin.

Pat. Theophilos thanked him for his brotherly love and underlined his own call to stop the war. He also spoke about the Christian presence in the wider Middle East and about the St. Porphyrios Monastery in Gaza and the support it provides to the faithful.

The monastery has housed hundreds of refugees since the start of the current conflict Primates of Jerusalem and Greece call for an end to the war in the Holy LandFuneral and memorial prayers for the victims of the Gaza monastery blastThe monastery has sheltered hundreds of people since the current conflict began on October 7, but two church halls where they were housed collapsed when the monastery was hit on Thursday evening.

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