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Source: The National Herald By TNH Staff In a move that could influence talks to rename the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM,) the rogue Orthodox Church in Greece’s northern Balkan neighbor wants to be accepted into the Ecumenical Patriarchate. The Patriarchate’s Holy Synod said it was considering a request from the leadership of FYROM’s church to be inducted under the name Archbishopric of Ohrid, as it plans to give up its identity as Church of Macedonia. That comes as anti-nationalist Prime Minister and Radical Left SYRIZA leader Alexis Tsipras said he plans to give away the name Macedonia –…

Source: The National Herald By TNH Staff Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has reprimanded Church of Bulgaria Patriarch Neophyte for supporting a breakaway church in the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) as “Macedonian,” with Greece still trying to settle a 26-year-long dispute with that country over what its name should be. The strongly worded statement by Bartholomew, spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians, came after the Bulgarian Church agreed to acknowledge and be the “mother church” of “Macedonia,” which is considered “schismatic” by the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul. “The action of the sister church of Bulgaria was wrong. It complicates…