Religion: Patriarch Photius

The Church of Phanar on the Golden Horn of Constantinople, ranking patriarchate of the Greek Orthodox Church, witnessed a solemn rite. Last month Basil III, ecumenical patriarch of the church, died full of years (87). The Holy Synod of Stamboul last week chose his successor from three grave, bearded Metropolitans. Broussa's Nicodemus, Nicaea's Benjamin they passed over. For Photius, Metropolitan of Dercos, 17 out of 18 of the Holy Synod voted.

"Take this staff," said Bishop Kyrillos.

Photius II, Metropolitan no longer, took the staff and bowed his shoulders to the ceremonial investiture of...

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