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Church wants media to grass on ‘rogue’ theologian

The Church of Cyprus is asking the media to provide any printed and audio-visual material to assist with its investigation into the views publicly aired by theologian Andreas Pitsillides.

The Holy Synod, the governing body of the Church, has set up a three-member investigative committee after “complaints” made to it about views expressed over time by the theologian.

“It would be useful and helpful, if you could kindly provide us with television, radio, printed or any other material from your programmes which concern the matter in question,” a letter by the Holy Synod said, evidently referring to comments made by Pitsillides to the media.

The letter was published by the Sigmalive news outlet.

Pitsillides has long been at odds with the current Church leadership, criticising it for its ultra-conservative take on a range of social issues, including gay marriage and civil partnerships.

A former MP and MEP with DISY, Pitsillides has said that as a layperson he is under no obligation to show up at the committee when summoned.

Nevertheless, he intends to go, provided that the event will be covered by the media.

 

 


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