Greek Orthodox Church Head Iakovos Dies

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    First the Pope, now a former leader in the Orthodox Church... lots of good men passing away. :(

    Greek Orthodox Church Head Iakovos Dies

    Mon Apr 11, 9:09 AM ET U.S. National - AP

    STAMFORD, Conn. - Archbishop Iakovos, who led the Greek Orthodox Church in the Americas for 37 years, reaching out to other religious groups as a champion of ecumenism, has died. He was 93.

    Iakovos died Sunday at Stamford Hospital from a pulmonary ailment, according to the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America.

    The Turkish-born Iakovos — pronounced YAWK-oh-vose — headed the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of North and South America, with an estimated 2 million followers, from 1959 until 1996. He was apparently forced out over his support for the idea of uniting the various Eastern Orthodox branches in a single American church.

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