Patriarch Yazigi refuses to sanction Qatar diocese

admin | 14 March 2013

March 14, 2013

Orthodox Patriarch John X Yazigi. (The Daily Star/Antoine Amrieh)


BEIRUT: 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.

Source: DailyStar

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