Let me try to explain my comment, because it seems to have gone over the heads of some readers. (Shanghaiski, this is not aimed at you.)
The fact that someone claims that perhaps the Patriarch of a rather large portion of the Orthodox Church, is in fact, not a Patriarch at all, warrants some defense.
You may not like the man, you may not like his policies, leadership style, etc. However, he is still the Patriarch of the Eastern Orthodox Church, and deserves some respect.
The fact that there's a handful of people who may not approve, does not negate his status.
There are people in this world who claim that Christ is not the Messiah....should we, as part of the EO, support their mistaken notions as well?
This is an Orthodox Forum, and canonical Orthodoxy ought to be defended.