Phanar head assures of non-interference in election of Primate in Cyprus

06 December 2022 11:45
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Patriarch Bartholomew. Photo: Ecumenical Patriarchate Patriarch Bartholomew. Photo: Ecumenical Patriarchate

The Ecumenical Patriarchate has clarified in a special statement that it is not taking part in the forthcoming elections of a new Archbishop of Cyprus.

On December 4, 2022, the Ecumenical Patriarchate issued a special statement, in which it stressed that it is not in any way involved in the forthcoming elections for the new Archbishop of Cyprus, reports orthodoxoxtimes.com.

The Phanar's Press Office clarified that Patriarch Bartholomew is also not interfering in the upcoming elections in Cyprus, and noted that other opinions on this matter by various "church circles" are unfounded.

" The Press and Communication Office of the Ecumenical Patriarchate announces to all interested parties that His Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Mr Bartholomew and the Mother Church of Constantinople are not interfering in any way in the upcoming archepiscopal elections in the Holy Church of Cyprus. Any other assessments, from various “ecclesiastical circles,” that have seen the light of day, are unsubstantiated," the Patriarchate of Constantinople said.

As reported, the Cypriot Church explained how the election of the Primate will be held.

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