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    The Fener War of Patriarch

    Hürriyet Haber
    19.10.2003 - 10:56 | Son Güncelleme:

    Fener Greek Patriarch Bartholomeos is waging a war against the Greek Church which claimed that they were under pressure in Turkey. The crisis between the Greek Patriarchate in Fener, Istanbul and the Greek Church over the appointment of the bishop of Selanik, turned into a war.

    Bartholomeos got furious upon accusations that he was “A servant of the Istanbul Government and a Turkish agent.”

    Patriarch Bartholomeos said that “The governor of Istanbul does not interfere into us. We are functioning in full freedom. They want to seize the Patriarchate by declaring me a traitor. We shall defend the rights of this Patriarchate, until the last bit of our blood.”

    The Patriarch told a Greek TV That “There are plans to affiliate Northern Greece to the Greek Church. I will not allow such a thing. I want peace but also am ready to war if they call me for that.”



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