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Greek fraud squad to probe Irineos' offices

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  • Debbora Berlinger
    http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp? edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=15471 The [Lebanon] Daily Star Greek fraud squad to probe Irineos offices Team
    Message 1 of 2 , May 30, 2005
      http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?
      edition_id=10&categ_id=2&article_id=15471

      The [Lebanon] Daily Star

      Greek fraud squad to probe Irineos' offices
      Team will inspect Jerusalem patriarch's holdings in Athens

      By Agence France Presse (AFP)
      Monday, May 30, 2005

      ATHENS: The Greek Finance Ministry's fraud squad will soon probe the
      Athens offices of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, a few
      days after Patriarch Irineos I was removed from his seat over an
      alleged land sale scandal, a radio station reported on Sunday.

      Flash Radio, quoting what it referred to as "reputable" sources, said
      the inspection will be carried out at the request of a clerical
      committee temporarily running the patriarchate's affairs since
      Irineos' removal by a pan-Orthodox synod in Istanbul on May 29.

      Irineos had been under pressure to resign since the report of an
      alleged multi-million-dollar transaction in which ideologically
      motivated Jewish businessmen acquired church land in a predominantly
      Palestinian area of the Old City, part of occupied East Jerusalem.

      Irineos was the Jerusalem Patriarchate's representative in Athens
      between 1979 and 2001, when he became patriarch.

      The patriarchate's holdings in Athens are believed to include 10
      churches, four theaters and over 100 other real estate properties,
      the station said.
    • Bill Samsonoff
      2005.05.30 AFP: Greek fraud squad to probe Irineos offices Team will inspect Jerusalem patriarch s holdings in Athens By Agence France Presse (AFP) Monday,
      Message 2 of 2 , Jun 1, 2005
        2005.05.30 AFP:
        Greek fraud squad to probe Irineos' offices

        Team will inspect Jerusalem patriarch's holdings in Athens

        By Agence France Presse (AFP)
        Monday, May 30, 2005

        ATHENS: The Greek Finance Ministry's fraud squad will soon probe the Athens
        offices of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Jerusalem, a few days after
        Patriarch Irineos I was removed from his seat over an alleged land sale
        scandal, a radio station reported on Sunday.
        Flash Radio, quoting what it referred to as "reputable" sources, said the
        inspection will be carried out at the request of a clerical committee
        temporarily running the patriarchate's affairs since Irineos' removal by a
        pan-Orthodox synod in Istanbul on May 29.
        Irineos had been under pressure to resign since the report of an alleged
        multi-million-dollar transaction in which ideologically motivated Jewish
        businessmen acquired church land in a predominantly Palestinian area of the
        Old City, part of occupied East Jerusalem.
        Irineos was the Jerusalem Patriarchate's representative in Athens between
        1979 and 2001, when he became patriarch.
        The patriarchate's holdings in Athens are believed to include 10 churches,
        four theaters and over 100 other real estate properties, the station said. - AFP
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