Archbishop of Petra

Archbishop of Petra

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Archbishop of Petra was established during the Crusader era and served the diocese of Palaestrina III, the Oultrejordain area, and traditionally included St. Catherine's Monastery on Mount Sinai, although Crusader protection rarely extended that far. The Islamic conquest in the 7th century had eliminated Byzantine control of the area and with it the protection of the Christian communities. However, Palestinian and Syrian Christian communities had remained in the region well into the Islamic occupation period and with the arrival of the Crusader Principalities, they were placed under the supervision of the diocese with the expectation of restoring the area's Christian roots. Frankish communities soon added to their number and before Saladin's reconquest, the area had an increasing number of Catholic communities. Following the destruction of the Kingdom of Jerusalem by Saladin, what little protection for Christians had existed was eliminated and the nascent Christian communities were soon destroyed.
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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 204g
  • Cel Publishing
  • United States
  • English
  • 6135775901
  • 9786135775907