Patriarch Diodoros of Jerusalem

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Diodoros or Diodorus Greek : Διόδωρος; born Damianos G. Karivalis Greek : Δαμιανός Γ. Καρίβαλης (August 14, 1923 – December 20, 2000) was the Patriarch of Jerusalem in the Eastern Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem from 1980 to 2000.

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Preceded by
Benedict I
Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem
Succeeded by
Irenaios I