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Help Free Irenaios!

“Greek Orthodox Patriarch Irenaios has been in prison in Jerusalem for 10 years for trying to return the Ark of the Covenant to the Jews. Lies have been spread to keep him out of circulation. He has been accused of trying to sell church property to the Jews in Jerusalem. The Truth is that he wanted to return Jewish property, the Ark of the Covenant, to the Jews. The Ark has been in the possession of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate since the 4th Century.

Irenaios Skopelitis (born 17 April 1939) is innocent of all charges. On March 19, 2005, the Palestinian Authority formed a commission to investigate the allegations against Irenaios. After a thorough investigation the commission exonerated Patriarch Irenaios and concluded that the accusations made against him were “A very well calculated plan… schemed by a number of clerics opposing Irenaios in collaboration with Israeli Extreme Right Wingers. Their interest converged in the aim of getting rid of Ireneos step by step.” The report also concluded that “In accordance with the applicable law in East Jerusalem, Patriarch Irenaios is still the legitimate Patriarch enjoying full powers.” Irenaios was exonerated in 2005 and he should be enjoying his freedom.”


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