Ecumenical Patriarchate

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Büyükada Orphanage in Istanbul to be transferred to Ecumenical Patriarchate

Friday, November 26, 2010

ISTANBUL -- Procedures to transfer the orphanage on the largest of Istanbul’s Princes’ Islands to the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate have been completed and the deed will be delivered to Patriarch Bartholomew on Monday. Read more...

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: 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...

U.S. Christians Concerned about Patriarch's safety

Friday, February 19, 2010

NEW YORK, NY -- The government of Turkey may wish to minimize the significance of the Ecumenical Patriarch in Istanbul, but the National Council of Churches asserts that U.S. Christians regard Patriarch Bartholomew as "a world leader whose spiritual and moral authority has influenced us all." Read more...

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