Moscow. July 19. INTERFAX – Parishioners of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem to protest against the deal of Patriarch Theophilos III for the sale of 124 acres of land to the contractors in the prestigious neighborhoods of West Jerusalem.
About the secret deal was izvetsno in court when the Jerusalem municipality was required to pay the land taxes that material ambition Patriarchate said that is no longer the owner of the site, and is not obliged to pay taxes, writes in Wednesday newspaper “NG-Religion”.
The news of the deal sparked outrage among the Church congregation and the Palestinian public and alarmed the fifteen hundred families who live there on this site in terms of leasing. They demand that the Palestinian authority and Jordan refused to support the Patriarch Theophilus, and established a coordination group to conduct protest actions.
The transaction value is estimated at 32 million dollars. The identity of the buyers is also not known. Court documents indicate that this group of some companies.
The previous Patriarch of Jerusalem, Irenaeus was suspended on suspicion of involvement in a similar case in 2005, the newspaper reminds.
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