Canonical Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem
2001 - Present
News Alert: January 2011
"Two officials close to the Jerusalem patriarchate, one a prominent bishop who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retribution, confirmed Theofilos is holding Irineos against his will over their feud ...."
Patriarch behind locked doors in Jerusalem (read Jerusalem Post article)
Greek Newspaper Ethniko Kyrika (EQNIKOS KHRYX): "Irenaios is the Canonical Patriarch of Jerusalem"
Ethniko Kyrika article, page 1
Ethniko Kyrika article, page 2
2nd Article from Ethniko Kyrika (EQNIKOS KHRYX) in support of Patriarch Irenaios:
Ethniko Kyrika article#2
"In accordance with the applicable law in East Jerusalem, Patriarch Ireneos is still the legitimate Patriarch enjoying full powers"
Read below how the Official Government Commission clears Patriarch Irenaios of any wrongdoing .
The Palestinian Commission Report Conclusion
In accordance with the information and data we received, we have not heard or received any evidence or proof, incriminating Patriarch Ireneos of knowing about a deal before its being signed or during the signing of and until the flight of Papadimas from the country.
He did not participate in the proceedings at any stage.
He did not receive any amount from any deal, despite the fact that all the payments were made to the account of the Patriarchate.
The deals were never presented to the Synod of the Holy Tomb Brotherhood, because the Patriarch was not aware of them.
A very well calculated plan unfolded before us. It was schemed by a number of clerics opposing Ireneos in collaboration with Israeli Extreme Right Wingers. Their interest converged in the aim of getting rid of Ireneos step by step.