Head of the Israeli Civil Administration Wishes a Merry Christmas

Brig. Gen. Moti Almoz visited church heads in Jerusalem and wished Christians a merry Christmas

Date: 07/12/2010, 4:27 PM     Author: IDF (Zahal) Website

Head of the Israeli Civil Administration, Brig. Gen. Moti Almoz, visited church leaders in Jerusalem and wished local Christians a merry Christmas on Monday (Dec. 6).

Brig. Gen. Almoz visited the Vatican’s nuncio in Israel, Archbishop Antonio Franco, Head of the Franciscan Custody in the Holy Land, Father Pierre Batista Pizzaballa, the Latin Patriarch Fouad Twal, the Greek Orthodox Patriarch Theopilos III and the Armenian Patriarch Torkom Manoogian at their residences.

The Head of the Israeli Civil Administration visited the Church of the Holy Sepulcher accompanied by members of the Orthodox Church who taught him about its foundations.

During the visits, Brig. Gen. Almoz wished the Christians merry Christmas and updated them on alleviated restrictions leaving and entering the Judea and Samaria region, specifically Bethlehem. Brig. Gen. Almoz explained the security situation during the Christmas holiday, ensuring freedom of worship and religion in the best way possible according to the security assessment.