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Three members of the Holy Land Commission of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre decorated

Three members of the Holy Land Commission of the Order of the Holy Sepulchre decorated

 

 

JERUSALEM – On Wednesday September 30, the Latin Patriarchate honored three members of the Holy Land Commission of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre.

In presenting them the Patriarchate Gold Cross,  Bishop WiIliam Shomali, Patriarchal Vicar of Jerusalem, recognized  Prof. Thomas McKiernan, Prof. Bartholomew McGettrick and Dr Heinrich Dickmann, for the many years of commitment and service for Christians of the Holy Land and the Patriarchate. “Thanking you is our duty”, Bishop Shomali pointed out.

They are members of the delegation of the Holy Land Commission of the Grand Magisterium of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre, who were accompanied by Fr. Imad Twal, General Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate, during their recent  visit to Israel and Palestine .

The Holy Land Commission of the Grand Magisterium regularly visits project sites of the Latin Patriarchate in Palestine, Israel and Jordan to evaluate the viability for project proposals.  Once these projects are reviewed, detailed proposals are  submitted to the Grand Magisterium, and after a thorough assessment, will decide which projects to support.

Follow up visits are conducted and progress reports are completed.  Furthermore, twice a year, the members of this Commission visit projects that are funded by the Equestrian Order.

Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem

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