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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.

Archbishop Lutfi Laham, who was the Patriarchal Vicar in Jerusalem at the time of his election, took the name "Gregorios III". "Gregorios I" and "Gregorios II" were known as hard workers. They were active in the Melkite Catholic Church. Also, they thought that the proper relationship of the Melkite Catholic Church withthe Pope, other Catholic Churches, and the Orthodox Church was important.

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