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AHI Calls Israel's Failure To Recognize Patriarch Irineos Of Jerusalem A Violation Of Religious Freedom
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: CHRYSOULA ECONOMOPOULOS
May 1, 2002 No. 21/02 (202) 785-8430

AHI Calls Israel's Failure To Recognize Patriarch Irineos Of Jerusalem A Violation Of Religious Freedom

NEW YORK -- On Tuesday, April 30, 2002, the American Hellenic Institute's (AHI) founder Gene Rossides sent a letter to President Bush protesting Israel's failure to recognize the Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem, Irineos, as a violation of religious freedom and urged the President to pressure the Israeli government to grant recognition to the Patriarch, and to protest any law which requires state approval of a religious leader.

Attached is the AHI's letter to the President (click here) and The New York Times article referenced in the letter (click here). For additional information regarding this issue, please contact Chrysoula Economopoulos at (202) 785-8430 or atinfo@ahiworld.org. For general information on AHI, please see our Web site athttp://www.ahiworld.org.