In the Holy Synod of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem convened today, Friday, February 21, by Patriarch Theophilos III, various matters relating to the Patriarchate’s ministry were discussed, including the pending matter with the Patriarchate of Antioch relating to Qatar.
It was asserted by Patriarch Theophilos that since the two Primates met together mid last year in Cyprus, dialogue has been taking place between the two Patriarchates on the matter.
In today’s Synod, Patriarch Theophilos positively commended the position of Patriarch John X of Antioch in welcoming Jerusalem’s initiative for Orthodox Unity being held as the “Amman Fraternal Gathering” even though a resolution between both Patriarchates, regarding Qatar, had not yet been concluded.
Patriarch Theophilos briefed the members of the Synod that, with gratitude to the Almighty, in the last weeks, concrete understandings have been reached with Antioch for a resolution to this matter.
The Primate of Jerusalem concluded that Jerusalem is looking forward to next week’s familial gathering of Orthodox Primates, with hope for continued dialogue towards the precious unity amongst brothers, as well as keenness for the opportunity to further discuss with Patriarch John X of Antioch in order to reach a final agreement on the matter of Qatar.
Source: Patriarchate of Jerusalem