For years the Greek Orthodox Church has been criticised for leasing its land in Jerusalem and the West Bank to the state of Israel.
Now, Al Jazeera has been shown documents revealing the full extent of secret land deals, made by the former Patriarch with a powerful Israeli settler organisation.
The new patriarch says he is fighting to stop church property becoming Jewish settlements.
Al Jazeera's Sherine Tadros reports.
April 30, 2010