JERUSALEM — On Tuesday July 23 2013, His Beatitude Nourhan Manougian had a meeting with the Israeli Minister of Internal Affairs His Excellency Mr. Gideon Sa’ar, Press Service of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem reports.

Mr. Gideon Sa’ar invited His Beatitude, together with the Grand Sacristan His Eminence Archbishop Sevan Gharibian and the Chief Dragoman the very Reverend Father Goossan Aljanian, at the Knesset, the Parliament of the State of Israel.

After being cordially welcomed by the Minister of Internal Affairs, His Excellency Mr. Gideon Sa’ar handed His Beatitude the official letter, in which the government of the State of Israel recognizes His Beatitude Nourhan Manougian as the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem. The recognition follows the decision of the general assembly of the St. James Brotherhood from January 24 this year.

His Excellency Mr. Gideon Sa’ar and representatives of the government of the State of Israel spoke together with His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem for some time in a very pleasant and positive atmosphere.

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