On Monday, August 31, 2020, Patriarch Theophilos of Jerusalem received the Consul General of Greece in Jerusalem, Christos Sophianopoulos, on his retirement from his position after four years of service.
On this meeting, Sophianopoulos thanked Patriarch Theophilos for his co-operation, the information he provided on matters related to the Patriarchate and Hellenism for the sensitive diplomatic position of the Consul General in Jerusalem, and his support in his work.
In reply, Patriarch Theophilos also thanked the Consul General for his wholehearted co-operation for the important and crucial problems of the Patriarchate, regarding the ownership and the privileges of the rights of our nation in the Holy Land, and in recognition of his support, Patriarch Theophilos offered Sophianopoulos a gold medal-souvenir, made on the restoration of the Sacred Edicule of the Holy Sepulchre.
Thanking Patriarch Theophilos, Sophianopoulos reassured that he will continue to remember and support the rights of the Patriarchate even from his position in Greece.
Source: Patriarchate of Jerusalem