Old Patriarch of Jerusalem Says He’s Imprisoned

Ousted patriarch behind locked doors in Jerusalem

The Associated Press
Thursday, January 6, 2011

JERUSALEM — Six years ago, Irineos I was the patriarch of the Greek Orthodox Church of Jerusalem with about 100,000 followers. Today, he sits behind locked doors in his Old City apartment, claiming he has been imprisoned by the successor who ousted him in a dispute over sale of church land to Israelis.