Patriarch Yazigi refuses to sanction Qatar diocese
March 14, 2013 01:09 AM
The Daily Star
BEIRUT: Greek Orthodox Patriarch John X Yazigi said Wednesday the church
could not sanction the Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem’s decision to
establish a new diocese in Qatar.
Yazigi said in a statement the move violated the laws of the
All-Orthodox Church, “because it required the approval of the Greek
Orthodox Church of Antioch and Qatar lies in its territory.”
The decision was a “a direct intervention into the affairs of the Greek
Orthodox Church of Antioch,” the statement added.