March 16, 2011

The Church of Greece Will Not Leave the WCC

Aimilios Polygenis
March 16, 2011

A joint meeting of representatives of the Inter-Orthodox Relations with the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece was held today, Wednesday March 16, in the Synodal Hall.

The committee consists of the Metropolitans Meletios of Nicopolis (Chairman), Ignatius of Dimitriados, Chrysostomos of Messinia, Bishop John of Thermopylae and Prof. Martzelos.

Information from "" indicates that after thorough discussion, they decided that the Church of Greece will continue participating in the World Council of Churches and other inter-Christian forums.

Please note that, despite recent statements by the Metropolitans of the Church of Greece to withdraw from the WCC, it was finally decided to have more comprehensive information from the Hierarchs and the fullness of the Church.

Lastly, at this time the Holy Synod is meeting with teachers of the Theological Schools.