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Posted On: 14 March 2013 11:47 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:12 pm

Patriarch Yazigi refuses to sanction Qatar diocese

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Greek Orthodox Patriarch John X Yazigi said Wednesday the church could not sanction the Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem’s decision to establish a new diocese in Qatar. Yazigi said in a statement the move violated the laws of the All-Orthodox Church, “because it required the approval of the Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch and Qatar lies in its territory.” The decision was a “a direct intervention into the affairs of the Greek Orthodox Church of Antioch,” the statement added. Read more: (The Daily Star :: Lebanon News ::