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Saint Peter and Saint PaulPatriarch / Batriyark of Antioch / Patriarcat Grec Melkite Catholique Name

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After a Patriarch is elected by the Holy Synod, the recent tradition is that the new Patriarch / Batriyark takes an new first name, which has been used by at least one previous Patriarch. The new Patriarch adds the appropriate Roman Numeral after the name to differentiate him from other Patriarchs / Batriyark bearings of that name.

Gregorios III

After Archbishop Lutfi Laham, who was the Patriarchal Vicar in Jerusalem, was elected Patriarch / Batriyark by the Holy Synod, he took the name "Gregorios" . Because he was the third Patriarch with the name "Gregorios" , the Roman Numerals III were added after his name to differentiate him from other Patriarchs / Batriyark bearings of the name of "Gregorios" . Then, Archbishop Lutfi Laham became "Gregorios III".

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