Update on Ousted Patriarch Irineos

Update on Ousted Patriarch Irineos August 26, 2005

Irineos I, the ousted patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Church in the Holy Land is negotiating with the Greek government over terms that would allow him to retire honorably. The matter has become urgent since the election on Monday of a new patriarch.

An agreement has been reached over the conditions of Irineos’ retirement and pension. The bone of contention is Irineos’ request for immunity from any legal proceedings which might be initiated against him in Greece.

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