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Jerusalem - Palestinian seek ouster of Greek Orthodox patriarch For Selling Land To Israel

Published on: September 9, 2017 11:30 PM
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FILE - Israeli President Reuven Rivlin shakes hands with the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III during a visit of Rivlin to the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem's Old City April 19, 2017. REUTERS/Ammar Awad FILE - Israeli President Reuven Rivlin shakes hands with the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III during a visit of Rivlin to the Latin Patriarchate in Jerusalem's Old City April 19, 2017. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

Jerusalem - Palestinian Christians have protested against the Greek Orthodox patriarch of the Holy Land, demanding the resignation of Theophilos III for allegedly selling church land to Israelis.

Some 200 demonstrators rallied Saturday outside the Greek Orthodox patriarchate in Jerusalem’s Old City. Some raised banners reading “Theophilos is unworthy.”

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The church is one of the largest real estate owners in the Holy Land. It is dominated by Greek clergy while the flock is overwhelmingly Palestinian.

Activists have presented documents they say show the patriarch sold land in sweetheart deals. They demand that the church open its books and that the patriarch resign.

Last month, about 300 Palestinian Christians and lay groups filed a complaint against Theophilos with the Palestinian attorney general, accusing him of “selling land to the enemy.”



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 Sep 10, 2017 at 01:25 PM grandbear Says:

All of the christians in all arab country have their days numbered.

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