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Minister represents King at Jerusalem ceremony

By JT - Mar 23,2017 - Last updated at Mar 23,2017

Papal Nuncio Archbishop Giuseppe Lazzarotto (centre), Christian clergymen and other guests take part in a ceremony marking the end of restoration work on the site of Jesus' tomb, in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, in Jerusalem's Old City on Wednesday (Reuters photo by Menahem Kahana )

AMMAN — Deputising for His Majesty King Abdullah, Interior Minister Ghaleb Zu'bi on Wednesday attended the ceremony held at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem for the restoration of the tomb of Jesus, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported. 

His Majesty King Abdullah was one of the first to take the initiative and donate for the restoration works, Petra reported, quoting Orthodox Church Patriarch Theophilos III as commending in his remarks the King's continuous support for the holy sites. 

The ceremony was organised by the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate and the Franciscan and Armenian churches, Petra reported, noting that speeches delivered highlighted the Hashemite support of sanctuaries, both Islamic and Christian. 

Attendees, comprising clergymen and diplomats, represented Arab and foreign countries. 

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