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28 04 2013
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Nurhan_SrbazanThe Tivan of the Holy See of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem announced yesterday April 10, 2013, that at 2 o'clock in the afternoon, His Majesty King Abdullah II Ben Hussein, The Hashemite
King of Jordan received in His Royal Palace, His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian the newly elected Patriarch of Jerusalem to congratulate him and grant Him the Royal Decree issued
earlier to approve His election as the 97th Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem having a jurisdiction over the Holy Land and Jordan.


His Beatitude was accompanied by the Grand Sacristan of the Patriarchate Archbishop Sevan
Gharibian, The Patriarchal representative of Jordan Archbishop Vahan Topalian and Reverend Father
Kegham Zakarian. The meeting was attended also by the Royal Protocol and Islamic Waqf representatives.


His Majesty congratulated His Beatitude upon his election as Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem, and stressed in his speech about preserving and protecting the Islamic and Christian Holy places of
Jerusalem.

The Armenian Patriarchate being one of the custodians of the Dominical Places in the
Holy land together with the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate and Latin Franciscan Brotherhood.
After the ceremony of granting the Royal Decree, His Beatitude thanked His Majesty asserting that
he will exert his best efforts for the protection and upkeep of the Holy Places and the Armenian
communities in Jerusalem, Palestine and Jordan.
The cordial meeting with His Majesty ended with accolades and expectations for future meetings.


Tivan of the Holy See.




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