Heads, representatives of Orthodox churches make pilgrimage to Baptism Site

27-05-2014 11:26 PM

Ammon News - AMMONNEWS - Deputizing for His Majesty King Abdullah II, HRH Prince Ghazi bin Mohammed, the King's Chief Adviser for Religious and Cultural Affairs Rights and Personal Envoy, accompanied heads and representatives of Orthodox Churches from around the world in their historic pilgrimage to the Baptism Site of Jesus Christ and to pray for peace in the region and the world , Petra News Agency.

Patriarch of the Holy City, Theophilos III, paid tribute to the "Umar's Assurance" between Caliph Umar ibn al-Khattab and Patriarch Sophronius, stressing that this relationship is still ongoing and is reflected on the ground in Jordan.

He emphasized the importance of the Hashemite guardianship on Muslim and Christian sanctities in Jerusalem, referring to the recently-signed agreement between King Abdullah II and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas to confirm the continuation of the Hashemite guardianship on the holy city's shrines.

The Patriarch congratulated His Majesty the King and Jordan on the Kingdom's Independence Day, stressing that Jordan is the most important starting point for dialogue between religions and sets a model for co-existence between Muslims and Christians.

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