On Thursday, September 6, 2023, Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos received Mrs Päivi Peltokoski, the Ambassador of Finland in Ramallah.
At this meeting, the Patriarch spoke to Mrs Peltokoski about the Holy Places, which were promoted by Saint Helen, after the command of her son Constantine the Great and about their preservation by the Holy Sepulchre Brotherhood. His Beatitude also spoke about the Christians, who have been living in the Holy Land for centuries, and the challenges being faced in the Holy Land. Nevertheless, the Church continues its struggle for the community in hope, because the Lord said: “Have no fear, little flock”.
The Patriarch ended with giving His blessing for the success of her diplomatic mission.