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Turkey Allows Patriarchal Liturgy at Sumela Monastery

Saturday, August 21, 2010

SUMELA, Turkey—The Turkish government allowed Christians to pray Sunday at a spectacular and politically sensitive Greek Orthodox monastery for the first time since the country's creation, seeking to improve the country's record on religious tolerance and boost tourism. The emotional, three-hour service at Sumela Monastery in Turkey's Black Sea region was the first of two special church openings the government recently has permitted Read more...

Strasbourg Court Rules Turkey Must Return Orphanage to Ecumenical Patriarchate

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Istanbul (AsiaNews) -- In a unanimous decision, the European Court of Human Rights in Strasbourg ruled that Turkey must return the former Greek Orphanage on Büyükada Island, the largest of the Princes' Islands, back to Fener Greek Patriarchate. Read more...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Makes Official Visit to Moscow Patriarchate

Monday, May 24, 2010

MOSCOW -- His All Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew is in the midst of an official visit to the Moscow Patriarchate at the Invitation of His Holiness, Patriarch Kyrill. Read more...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew: On the Environmental Tragedy In the Gulf of Mexico

Monday, May 10, 2010

Once again, in a matter only of a few years, the eyes of the world are turned with suspense toward the Gulf Coast. Sadly, the oil spill is following a path similar to Hurricane Katrina and threatening the coast of Louisiana as well as neighboring states. As citizens of God's creation, we perceive this monumental spill of crude oil in the oceans Read more...

Patriarchal Proclamation on Holy Pascha 2010

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Beloved brothers and sisters, dear children in the Lord, Christ is Risen! Once again, the sacred day of Pascha has dawned in full delight and splendor, dispersing joy, comfort, gladness and assurance of life to all faithful, despite the heavy atmosphere that prevails in our world on account of the multidimensional crisis Read more...

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