Will Antiochene Patriarch visit the Indian Catholicos ?
- Patriarch of Antioch is coming to a visit to Indian churches in the mid of October 2008. All the Orthodox Christians are hopeful that at least this time, His Holiness may contact or visit the Catholicos for a settlement.
H.H Igantius Zakka 1st is coming to India for the 4th time after enthroned as the Oriental Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch in 1980. Not even once he has tried to meet the Catholicos of the rival fraction.
The situation in the Orthodox Church in India is worse. The two parallel fractions in the church fights in the streets for getting control over the assets. It has even led to homicides.
The vast majority of the Orthodox Christians accept the Patriarch as the spiritual leader, similarly like the Ethiopians and Eritreans accepting the Coptic Patriarch of Alexandria and the Georgians accepting the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constatntinople.
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