Trump Visits Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem, Meets Armenian Patriarch


JERUSALEM (Armenpress) — US President Donald Trump visited the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on Monday, May 15.

Representatives of the Catholic, Armenian and Greek-Orthodox church met the president.

Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem Nourhan Manougian, Custodians of the Holy Land Fr. Francesco Patton, and Greek-Orthodox Patriarch Theophilos III greeted President Trump.

President Donald Trump also paid his respects at the Western Wall, the holiest place where Jews can pray, AP reports.

Head of the press service of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem, Archimandrite Koryun Baghdasarian reported that Trump and the First Lady were welcomed by the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem and by the Armenian Patriarchal Vicar Archbishop Sevan Gharibian at the courtyard of the Church. At the entrance of the church they were welcomed by the superiors of the three custodian communities of the Church. During his visit to the Armenian section of the Holy Sepulchre Church Trump and the First Lady enjoyed the songs of the choir of the Armenian Seminary and listened to the explanation of Gharibian about the Armenian Church and the Armenian nation.