Arab Flock Seeks Reform, Challenging Greek Orthodox Leader

February 17, 2015 7:03 AM

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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.

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