MccLi0006109 . Daily Telegraph
Patriarch Theophilos III of Jerusalem leaves after giving a memorial service for the souls of the victims in Gaza who were killed in the Greek Orthodox Church of Saint Porphyrios after an Israeli air strike . The service took place at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in the Old City of Jerusalem .
The 1,600-year-old Greek Orthodox church in the Gaza Strip which was sheltering hundreds of displaced Palestinians was hit by an Israeli air strike and Palestinian health officials said 16 people were killed.
Parts of the Saint Porphyrios Greek Orthodox Church compound in the Gaza Strip collapsed as a result.
The Israeli military said that its fighter jets had hit a command and control center involved in launching rockets and mortars toward Israel, the church was not targeted .
Jerusalem 22 October 2023