Patriarchs, archbishops gather in Istanbul

Fourteen Orthodox Church patriarchs and archbishops gather for 3-day meeting on invitation of Istanbul`s Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew

Fourteen Orthodox Church patriarchs and archbishops gather for 3-day meeting on invitation of Istanbul`s Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew

ISTANBUL - Fourteen Orthodox Church patriarchs and archbishops gathered Thursday in Istanbul for a three-day meeting to discuss the current situation of Christians in the Middle East.

Those at the meeting will also consider the theological and technical procedures of Pan Orthodox Council. They have gathered at the invitation of Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew.

Those attending are Alexandria Patriarchate, Antioch Patriarchate, Jerusalem Patriarchate, Russian Patriarchate, Serbian Patriarchate, Romanian Patriarchate, Bulgarian Patriarchate, Georgian Patriarchate, Cyprus Autocephalous Church, Greek Autocephalous Church, Polish Autocephalous Church, Albanian Autocephalous Church, Czech and Slovak Autocephalous Church.

The meeting, at the Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, will end Sunday with the participation of the spiritual leaders in the Orthodox Feast.

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