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The Eparchial Synod of Crete Relieves Archbishop Irineos of His Duties

ATHENS – The local Church of Crete has entered a new era, as the Holy Eparchial Synod of the Church of Crete unanimously decided to relieve Archbishop Irineos from his duties, because of his deteriorating health.

The Synod took into account the examinations and affidavits of three doctors-university professors regarding the chronic health problems of the Archbishop.

In an announcement issued by the Holy Eparchial Synod of the Church of Crete, the difficulty of such decision was emphasized, highlighting that it was taken with great respect and gratitude to the person, ministry, and good deeds of Archbishop Irineos.

The announcement of the decision was made by the Chief Secretary of the Holy Synod of the Church of Crete.

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