Patriarch of Jerusalem Reaffirms Hashemite Custodianship Over The Holy Sites

Published April 26th, 2021 - 08:43 GMT
Hashemite Custodianship over Jerusalem’s Islamic and Christian holy sites must remain
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Hashemite Custodianship over Jerusalem’s Islamic and Christian holy sites are important.

Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III on Sunday emphasized the importance of the Hashemite Custodianship over Jerusalem’s Islamic and Christian holy sites, stressing the exclusive authority of the Jordan-run Jerusalem Awqaf and Aqsa Affairs Department to administer the affairs of Al Aqsa Mosque.

He added that any interference in the freedom of worship is a violation of Muslims rights and contravenes human rights conventions, according to the Jordan News Agency, Petra. He also called for respecting the sanctity of Ramadan, notably ensuring worshippers protection.


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