Orthodox synod to take place, Russia pulls out

In this Wednesday, June 15, 2016 photo released by Holy and Great Council, Senior Orthodox clergy wait the arrival of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholmew I at the airport of Chania in the Greek island of Crete. (Holy and Great Council via AP)

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on June 17, 2016, on page 11.




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