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Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew diagnosed with COVID-19

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By Reuters
Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew diagnosed with COVID-19
Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew diagnosed with COVID-19   -   Copyright  Thomson Reuters 2021

ISTANBUL – Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the spiritual head of some 300 million Orthodox Christians worldwide and based in Istanbul, has tested positive for COVID-19, the Patriarchate press office said on Friday.

In a statement, the press office said 81-year-old Patriarch Bartholomew was fully vaccinated against the disease and only experiencing mild symptoms.