GREECE REFUSES MOC DELEGATION TO ATTEND CHRISTODOULOS FUNERAL
Greece refused to allow attendance of a delegation of the Macedonian Orthodox Church (MOC) at the funeral of the Greek Archbishop Christodoulos.
The explanation of the secretary general of the Synod of the Greek Orthodox Church (GPC) says that such a decision was prompted by the fact that the Macedonian Church is "canonically unrecognized church."
"MOC's request has been received on time, however, GTC does not recognize this Church," says a written notification sent to MOC.
Macedonian Foreign Ministry (FM) expressed regrets for the decision of the Greek Church authorities.
Archbishop Christodoulos, 69, died last Monday from liver cancer.
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