May 6, 2014
Elders Paisios, Iakovos Tsalikis, Amphilochios, Ephraim of Katounakia and Sophrony of Essex are sure to be included in the diptychs of the Church. This has entered the conscious of His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, according to a Hierarch of the Ecumenical Throne to Agioritiko Vima.
At the same time this Hierarch has refuted what has been heard regarding the postponement of the canonization of Elder Paisios due to his position on Greece and Turkey. "The myths have nothing to do with the truth, which our Orthodox Church serves", he said.
However, according to information given to Agioritiko Vima, Elder Paisios will be declared a Saint by the Phanar in the coming months.