Trump Meets Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem

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President Donald Trump and First Lady, Melania at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalam

President Donald Trump and First Lady, Melania at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalam

JERUSALEM—During the second leg of his first overseas trip President Donald Trump arrived in Tel Aviv’s Ben Gurion Airport on Monday, where he was greeted by state and religious leaders, among them the Patriarch of Jerusalem, Archbishop Nurhan Manougian.

Later, during a visit to the Holy Sepulcre Church that houses Jesus’ tomb, the president and first lady Melania Trump were treated to a musical interlude by the choir of the Armenian Seminary of Jerusalem and a report on the Armenian Church and Armenia from Archbishop Sevan Gharibian, the Vicar General of the Jerusalem Patriarchate.

Trump and the First Lady were welcomed by the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, by the Custos of the Holy Land and by the Armenian Patriarchal Vicar His Eminence Arch. 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.

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