Theophilus III (Giannopoulos) of Jerusalem

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His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilus III of Jerusalem (b. 1950) is the current patriarch of the Church of Jerusalem.

Theophilus was elected the 141st primate of the Church of Jerusalem on August 22, 2005. Formerly the Archbishop of Tabor, Theophilus was elected unanimously by Jerusalem's Holy Synod to succeed the deposed Irenaios I.

Before becoming patriarch, Theophilus served for a short time as the Archbishop of Tabor, consecrated to the episcopacy by Irenaios in January of 2005. Prior to his return to Jerusalem and ordination as a bishop, Theophilus served as Exarch of the Holy Sepulchre in the country of Qatar for some years.

Patriarch Theophilus, a native of the Peloponnese in Greece, is a cousin of former US CIA director George Tenet and also has met with American Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice.

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Theophilus III (Giannopoulos) of Jerusalem
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Archbishop of Tabor
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Preceded by:
Irenaios I
Patriarch of Jerusalem
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