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Statement By His Eminence Metropolitan Seraphim

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  • Bill Samsonoff
    http://news9.asmarino.com/content/view/709/86/ THE BRITISH ORTHODOX CHURCH CHURCH SECRETARIAT 10 Heathwood Gardens, Charlton, London, SE7 8EP Telephone:
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      THE BRITISH ORTHODOX CHURCH
      CHURCH SECRETARIAT
      10 Heathwood Gardens, Charlton, London, SE7 8EP
      Telephone: 020-8854 3090 Facsimile: 020-8244 7888
      Email Address: boc@...
      Website: www.britishorthodox.org

      4 February, 2007

      STATEMENT BY HIS EMINENCE METROPOLITAN SERAPHIM

      Recent reports about the shameful treatment of His Holiness Abune
      Antonios, Patriarch of the Eritrean Orthodox Church; to the effect
      that agents of Mr. Yoftahe Dimetros, the government appointed General
      Secretary of the Holy Synod, recently entered his place of
      confinement and removed his pontifical insignia and other personal
      effects, is further evidence of the indignities to which this holy
      and venerable prelate has been subjected since his illegal and
      uncanonical removal from office.

      The despicable behaviour of Mr. Dimetros and of the faithless members
      of the Holy Synod under the intruded leadership of Bishop Dioscoros,
      and all those who willingly support their actions, are a shame and
      reproach to the Orthodox Church of Eritrea and the fruits of the
      apostasy and tyranny of the President of the Republic of Eritrea.
      These men have sat as false judges of Patriarch Antonios and, having
      demonstrated themselves to be without respect or pity for his
      consecrated calling, his health and well-being, have now placed
      themselves under the judgement of Almighty God.

      I urge all Christians to pray fervently for the persecuted Eritrean
      Orthodox Christians and not to forget the Patriarch in his captivity
      but to keep him in special prayer and hold him and his righteous
      cause before the Lord in ardent supplication.
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