Source: Jerusalem Patriarchate
January 17, 2016
In the early hours of Sunday the 4th/17th, the Patriarchal School of Holy Zion was once again subject to an attack by unknowns.
The perpetrators attempted to break the lock on the school’s northern iron gate but failed; they went on to write slogans on the door which they then overwrote so as not to be legible.
Early in the morning students of the school informed the Patriarchate of the violations.
The incident, which comes after a series of similar incidents against the school, took place two days after the Patriarch’s visit there. After the St. Basil's bread-cutting ceremony, His Beatitude visited the open area to the south of the school, property of the Patriarchate, wherein stands the Pentecost chapel, and inspected the reconstruction carried out in collaboration with the Municipality of Jerusalem. He was accompanied by the Greek Consul-General to Jerusalem, Mr Georgios Zacharoudiakis, Archbishop Isidoros of Hierapolis, Metropolitan Isychios of Kapitolias, Archbishop Aristarchos of Constantina, the Architect of the Church of the Resurrection, Mr Theodoros Mitropoulos, the Principal, Mr Nikolaos Souliotis, and students from the school.
The Patriarchate irrevocably condemns this unacceptable violent action and intends to pursue legal action for the protection of the school.