On Wednesday, 8 July 2020, Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem awarded the Ambassador of the Republic of Cyprus, Thessalia Siambou, with the medal of the Grand Commander of the Order of Knights of the Holy Sepulchre.
As he said, this honorary distinction was given to Mrs Siambou in recognition of her conscious, devoted and right support and protection of the just and well understood interests of her homeland in the State of Israel and of her conscientious and good cooperation with the Patriarchate of Jerusalem, and of her support to the protection of its rights regarding the shrines in the Holy Land.
Thanking the Patriarch of Jerusalem for His wise advice to her understanding the Status Quo of Jerusalem, the retired Ambassador in Israel Mrs Siambou promised the continuation of her diplomatic work in her country with zeal and precision.
The Patriarch wished Mrs Siambou the Grace of the Holy Sepulchre, Which she respected so much during her five-year diplomatic position here, and the success in her higher placement in her country.
Source: Patriarchate of Jerusalem