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Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios plays down reports of assassination plot

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  • Bill Samsonoff
    http://www.ekathimerini.com/4dcgi/_w_articles_wsite1_1_10/05/2013_498230 ekathimerini.com , Friday May 10, 2013 (19:50) Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios
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      ekathimerini.com , Friday May 10, 2013 (19:50)

      Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios plays down reports of assassination plot

      The Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarchate on Friday attempted to play
      down reports of a plot to assassinate Vartholomaios, the spiritual
      leader of the Greek Orthodox Church, as Turkish authorities made an arrest.

      “The patriarch is not taking this too seriously. He doesn’t believe
      there is a serious threat,” Patriarchate spokesperson Dositheos
      Anagnostopoulos told Reuters.

      Turkey’s chief public prosecutor is investigating an anonymous letter
      claiming that three people – including the suspect that has been
      arrested – had been planning to kill Vartholomaios on May 29.

      It is thought that Vartholomaios has been the target of at least two
      assassination plots in the past.
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