independence= Traditional |
recognition= 692 by [[Quinisext Council]] |
Cornelius (Rodousakis) of Petra|Metr. Cornelius]] ([[locum tenens]])|
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 temporary primate His Eminence Metropolitan [[Cornelius (Rodousakis) of Petra]], ''[[ Locum Tenens]] '' of the Holy City of Jerusalem and All Palestine.