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Holy oil for King Charles III’s coronation consecrated in Jerusalem

Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III mixes the oils from the Mount of Olives to make Chrism Oil, which will be used in the coronation of Britain's King Charles on May 6, in Jerusalem, March 3, 2023.

London, UKReuters The sacred oil which will be used to anoint King Charles III at his coronation in May has been consecrated in Jerusalem, reflecting the British monarch’s links to the Holy Land, Buckingham Palace said on Friday. His Beatitude Theophilos III, the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, and the city’s Anglican Archbishop Hosam Naoum […]

Christian graves desecrated in historic Jerusalem cemetery

Jerusalem Mount Zion Bishop Hosam Naoum

JerusalemAP More than 30 graves at a historic Christian cemetery in Jerusalem were found toppled and vandalised, the diocese said Wednesday, jolting the Christian minority in the contested city. Israel’s Foreign Ministry called the attack an “immoral act” and “an affront to religion”. Jerusalem’s Anglican Archbishop Hosam Naoum called it a “clear hate crime.” The […]