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Hundreds of Christians have left the territory for abroad in recent decades.
Greek Orthodox patriach fights to stop deals that leased land to settler groups.

The Greek Orthodox Church in the Holy Land has sworn in Theofilos III as its new patriarch, in spite of the Israeli government's delay in approving the appointment.

The Greek Orthodox Church in the Holy Land has elected a new patriarch to succeed their ousted leader, who fell from grace over a controversial East Jerusalem land deal.
The embattled Greek Orthodox patriarch in Jerusalem was not involved in the long-term lease of prime Jerusalem properties to Jewish settlement groups in the city, the Palestinian Authority has concluded.

The Greek Orthodox Church Synod, the church's highest decision-making body in the Holy Land, has dismissed Patriarch Irineos I over his alleged role in a land deal that angered Palestinian Christians, church officials said.

Leaders of the Greek Orthodox Church in the Holy Land have announced that they are breaking off all contact with the embattled Patriarch Irineos I because of corruption suspicions and consider him dismissed.
Several Palestinian protesters and an Israeli police officer have been injured during a protest against a Greek Orthodox patriarch near a Christian site in Jerusalem.
The head of Jerusalem's Greek Orthodox Church has denied any role in selling church land to Jewish investors.

Jordanian officials have questioned the head of the Greek Orthodox Church at the centre of allegations over a land deal with Jews in Jerusalem that has enraged Arab parishioners.

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