TURKEY – ARMENIA Istanbul governor’s interference in the election of the new Armenian Patriarch

ASIANEWS | on Mon, Mar 20, 9:27 AM

Istanbul (AsiaNews) – In a statement that evokes the obscurantist despotism of the Ottoman Empire, the Governor of Istanbul recently intervened in an issue under ecclesiastical jurisdiction, saying that it was "legally impossible" to elect the Armenian Patriarch, with serious implications for the process. “Considering the unfavourable developments that took place during the meeting on February 16 at the patriarchate, it is determined that starting the election process is legally impossible gi...

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