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Cyprus’s Archbishop condemns Turkey for refusing his visit to Ecumenical Patriach Bartholomew
2007-08-16 09:48:30

The Orthodox Church of Cyprus condemned the Turkish government’s stance to forbid Archbishop Chrysostomos II to visit the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew. This is the second time that the visit to Constantinople by the primate of the Church of Cyprus has been postponed.

Specifically, Archbishop Chrysostomos II, stated that he condemns the Turkish government’s stance on the issue, as well as a Turkish Court’s decision to withdraw the word “ecumenical” from the title of the Patriarch of Constantinople (Istanbul).

With respect to this meeting with the Ecumenical Patriarch, Archbishop Chrysostomos II said that he can meet him in anywhere in Greece.

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