Greek Orthodox Leaders Sue Main Church

February 11, 2004

Source: Los Angeles Times,1,927071.story?coll=la-headlines-nation

On February 11, 2004 the Los Angeles Times reported, "A group of Greek Orthodox lay leaders in the United States sued the church Tuesday, charging that it had violated its own charter by allowing the Istanbul, Turkey-based ecumenical patriarch to exercise too much power over the American church. The civil suit, filed in New York, is the latest development in a controversy stemming from attempts by some lay leaders of the 1.6-million Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America to assert more independence from the mother church, led by His All Holiness Bartholomew I, who presides over the historic see of Constantinople, now Istanbul."

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