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New “Canons of the Holy Sepulcher”

New “Canons of the Holy Sepulcher”

Chanoine-du-Saint-Sépulcre-300x248JERUSALEM – His Beatitude Fouad Twal, Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, appointed four new Canons of the Holy Sepulcher:  Fr Faisal Hijazin, Director General of the Latin Patriarchate Schools in Palestine and in Israel; Fr. Elias Odeh, Latin Parish Priest  of Reneh; Fr Michael McDonagh, priest incardinated to the Latin Patriarchate ; and Msgr. Orlando Sbicca, priest of the Archdiocese of Perugia.

The title Cannon of the Holy Sepulcher is bestowed by the competent authorities of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulcher of Jerusalem and  involves participation  at official liturgical ceremonies held at the Basilica of the Holy Sepulchre.