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Source: Orthodox Christianity Istanbul, July 28, 2023 The newly consecrated Bishop Theophan of Philomelion issued a “Declaration and Clarification” yesterday, addressing the scandal surrounding what happened during his episcopal consecration in Istanbul. The Orthodox Autocephalous Church of Albania already protested Constantinople’s election of then-Archimandrite Theophan (Koja) as the new bishop for its Albanian Diocese in America, remembering his destructive schismatic activity in Albania in the 1990s. And after his consecration on Tuesday, presided over by Archbishop Elpidophoros of the Greek Archdiocese of America, the Albanian Church reported that the new Bishop Theophan had recited the Nicene Creed with the heretical Filioque, pointing to it…