JERUSALEM – The Synod of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem has issued a statement on September 22 ratifying and confirming the decision to lease the lands owned by the patriarchate in Goveroun Bardez to a company which will build a hotel. For background, see Jerusalem Armenian Patriarchate Official Comments on New Land Lease – The Armenian Mirror-Spectator (mirrorspectator.com).
At the same date, the Higher Presidential Committee of Church Affairs in Palestine issued a letter expressing concerns about this lease. Fr. Baret Yeretzian, Real Estate Director of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem, issued a rebuttal.
Copies of the first two documents are appended, and the aforementioned rebuttal may be found here.