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!

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