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Church of Jerusalem

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independence= Traditional |
recognition= 692 by [[Quinisext Council]] |
primate=[[Cornelius (Rodousakis) Theophilus III of Petra|Metr. CorneliusJerusalem]] ([[locum tenens]])|
hq=Jerusalem, Israel|
territory=Israel, Palestine, Jordan|
Lately there has been criticism of the church leadership by Palestinian faithful, who accuse the Greek-speaking and largely Greek-born leadership of squandering their money and treating their Arabic-speaking members as second-class faithful.
Following the recent deposition of Patriarch [[Irenaios I (Skopeliti) of Jerusalem|Irenaios I]] amidst scandals regarding the transfer of land to Jewish control, the Holy Synod of the church has named as their [[locum tenens|temporary primate ]] His Eminence Metropolitan [[Cornelius (Rodousakis) of Petra]]. On [[August 22]], 2005, the Holy Synod unanimously elected the former Archbishop of Tabor, ''[[Locum TenensTheophilus III of Jerusalem|Theophilus]]'' of , as the Holy City 141st Patriarch of Jerusalem and All Palestine.
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