Pope Francis appoints Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa as new Patriarch of Jerusalem

The new Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem HB Pierbattista Pizzaballa, O.F.M. with HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor back in 2014 when His Beatitude was the Custos of Jerusalem

Pope Francis appointed Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, O.F.M., as the Patriarch of Jerusalem on Saturday. He was serving as Apostolic Administrator sede vacante of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem since June 2016. The Patriarch also assumes the position as Grand Prior of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem.

HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor officially met the new Patriarch in 2014 when he was the Custos of Jerusalem.

The prince as a Knight Commander of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, on behalf of the Royal Family of Ghassan sends the best wishes to His Beatitude!

HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor appointed as member of honor of the Noble College Croce Reale in Italy

HRH Prince Gharios El Chemor of Ghassan was appointed as member “ad honorem” (of honor) of the Noble College Croce Reale in Italy. The Noble College has as patrons and honorary presidents the following prestigious European princes:

HIRH Archduke Maximillian Habsburg-Lothringen

HIRH Archduke Karl Philip Habsburg-Lothringen and México

HRH Princess Maria Isabella of Savoy Genova

More about the Noble College HERE