The Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land (AOCTS) welcomes the election of Rev. Mother Iness Al-Yacoub, S.R.J., for a second mandate as Superior General of the Rosary Sisters. The AOCTS expresses best wishes in a letter dated on November 2, 2011:
“Dear Superior General,
During the plenary assembly of October 26-27, 2011, the Catholic Ordinaries of the Holy Land remembered the most important events with regard to the life of the Church in this region. Your election to a second mandate as Superior General of the Rosary Sisters was one of them. We share in your joy and the joy of your beloved congregation.
We, the Pastors of the Dioceses or Exarchates of the Holy Land, together express our sincere wishes for your office of responsibility, bringing into our prayers your hopes and challenges. At the same time, we express our appreciation for the tremendous work and dedication of your Sisters in the pastoral and educational fields for the good of our people and young generations.
We thank you all and we bless you, Superior General, and your general Council.”
+ Fouad TWAL
Patriarch of Jerusalem for Latins
President Assembly of Catholic Ordinaries
+ Antonio FRANCO
Apostolic Delegate in Jerusalem and Palestine
Apostolic Nuncio for Israel and Cyprus
+ Giorgio LINGUA
Apostolic Nuncio for Jordan
+ Michel SABBAH
Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem emeritus
+ Elias CHACOUR
Melkite Catholic Archbishop of Akka
Vice president A.O.C.T.S.
+ Boutros MOUALLEM
Melkite Catholic Archbishop of Akka emeritus
+ Paul Nabil SAYAH
Maronite Archbishop of Haifa &
Patriarchal Vicar for Jérusalem,Palestine, Jordanie
+ Yaser Al-AYYASH
Melkite Catholic Archbishop of Petra and Philadelphia
+ Raphael MINASSIAN
Armenian Catholic Exarch of Jerusalem
+ Gregoire Pierre MELKI
Syrian Catholic Exarch of Jerusalem
+ Youssef Jules ZEREY
Melkite Patriarchal Vicar of Jerusalem
+ Selim SAYEGH
Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jordan
+ Giacinto-Boulos MARCUZZO
Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Israel
+ William SHOMALI
Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jerusalem, Palestine
+ Kamal-Hanna BATHISH
Latin Auxiliary Bishop emeritus
Fr. Pierbattista PIZZABALLA, O.F.M.
Custos of the Holy Land
Fr. David NEUHAUS, S.J.
Patriarchal Vicar for Hebrew speaking Vicariate
Fr. Evencio HERRERA DIAZ, O.F.M.
Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Cyprus
Fr. Raymond MOUSSALLI
Patriarchal Vicar in Jordan for Chaldeans
P. Pietro FELET, scj