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Can anyone successfully elected to a political OR clerical office be "fired" for revealing a loss - or lack - of faith?

Something like this happened to a rather poignant figure from history, Cyril Lucaris, who was Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Constantinople from 1612 but who seemed to undergo a slow conversion to a more-or-less Calvinist extreme protestantism (about as far apart from Orthodoxy as one can go in Christian terms) over several years. He was deposed about five times, and eventually killed in 1638.

Fri, 16 Mar 2012 23:50:02 UTC | #927964