Arab Christians challenge Greek Orthodox patriarch, call him 'unworthy' over lack of reforms

February 17, 2015 6:15 AM

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Arab Christians challenge Greek Orthodox patriarch, call him 'unworthy' over lack of reforms

In this Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 photo, Jordanian Orthodox Christians pray during Sunday Mass service at the Presentation of the Lord Church, in Amman, Jordan. At a recent Sunday mass, Arab Christians enthusiastically joined in the ancient chants and prayers of their faith: until the name of their spiritual leader was invoked. “Unworthy, unworthy, unworthy,” some called out in unison, their disdain aimed at Theophilos III, the Greek Orthodox patriarch of Jerusalem and leader of some 220,000 Arab Christians in Jordan, Israel and the Palestinian territories. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser) (The Associated Press)

In this Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015 photo, Jordanian Orthodox Christians pray during Mass at the Presentation of the Lord Church, in Amman, Jordan. At a recent Mass, Arab Christians enthusiastically joined in the ancient chants and prayers of their faith: until the name of their spiritual leader was invoke...

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