On December 6, 2017, Greek Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople received an honorary doctorate from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

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Patriarch Bartholomew was in Jerusalem in order to participate in a congress organized by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople and the International Jewish Committee for Interreligious Consultations (IJCIC) on the significance of Jerusalem in the two faith traditions. This congress included a keynote address of Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, Theophilos III on the historic place and role of the Patriarchate of Jerusalem.