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Roumanian King to Assume Guardianship of Holy Sepulchre

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King Ferdinand of Roumania is to succeed Nicholas II, the late emperor of Russia, to the guardianship of the Holy Sepulchre on behalf of the Greek Catholic Church.

This title was offered to him today by the Greek Catholic Patriarch, Damianas, who arrived here today.

Since the death of Nicholas II this post has been vacant. The title falls to King Ferdinand owing to the fact that Roumania is at present the chief Greek Catholic orthodox power.

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