Death of Archbishop Christodoulos

January 17, 1939 - January 28, 2008
| Age 69

Leader of Greece's orthodox church dies at 69
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Athens, Greece -- Greece's Orthodox Church leader, Archbishop Christodoulos, who eased centuries of tension with the Vatican but angered liberal critics who viewed him as an attention-seeking reactionary, died Monday at his home of cancer, church officials said. He was 69.

Regularly named Greece's most popular public figure in opinion polls, Christodoulos headed the church for a decade and reached out to opponents during his illness.

He was first hospitalized in Athens in...

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