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June 26, 2020
His All-Holiness: “Instead of uniting, a 1,500-year-old heritage is dividing us. I am saddened and shaken.”
Persecution of Christians in Turkey: the words of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew regarding the planned conversion of the Hagia...
May 12, 2020
Persecution of Christians in Turkey: the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, calls upon the Turkish government...
March 26, 2020
Turkey takes advantage of coronavirus restrictions to broadcast the Islamic call to prayer in the Hagia Sophia
Persecution of Christians in Turkey: the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, notes this development with...
January 4, 2020
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew: New Montenegro law providing for nationalization of church properties is “not fair”
Persecution of the Church in Montenegro: Holy Orthodoxy is the largest religious faith in Montenegro, with 460,383 Orthodox Christians comprising 74%...
January 2, 2020
Turkey’s religious ministry has $11 billion budget to promote Islam while Christians have no legal pathway to build new churches
Persecution of Christians in Turkey: the disrespect of Turkish authorities toward Turkey’s Christian heritage is ongoing, as is its calculated...
September 3, 2019
This article does not mention the most egregious instance of the suppression of Christians in Turkey: the Turkish government’s ongoing...
August 30, 2019
Dr. Anthony Limberakis, National Commander of the Order of St. Andrew, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, said: “The Ecumenical Patriarchate is...
August 16, 2019
The calculated disrespect of Turkish authorities toward Turkey’s Christian population and heritage is just one aspect of their increasing...
June 23, 2019
The Theological School of Halki was forcibly closed down by Turkish authorities in 1971. Since its closure, the Ecumenical Patriarchate has had to...
March 8, 2019
Turkey: Minority foundations, including Greek Orthodox Church, still cannot hold elections, progress made since 2008 being reversed
The calculated disrespect of Turkish authorities toward these minority foundations and Turkey’s Christian heritage is the latest manifestation...
January 19, 2019
The Ecumenical Patriarch performs the Blessing of the Waters in Triglia for the first time since 1922
There was present a multitude of believers originating from the Asia Minor city who traveled from around the world for the historical event For the...
November 29, 2018
Turkey: Halki Seminary remains closed despite Turkish government promise to the Ecumenical Patriarchate
As this article notes, the Theological School of Halki was forcibly closed down by Turkish authorities in 1971. Since its closure, the Ecumenical...
November 1, 2018
Turkey: Students hang Turkish flag on ancient church to protest visit by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew
The calculated disrespect of these Turkish students toward their own country’s history and its Christian heritage is a sign of the influence of...
October 3, 2018
This article is vital reading, as it confirms the stance of the Turkish government toward the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Orthodox Christians of...
September 11, 2018
NEW YORK, NY (September 11, 2018): On Monday, September 3, 2018, before the entire Hierarchy of Metropolitans and Bishops of the Church of...
August 30, 2018
The Order of Saint Andrew, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Deplores Russian Hacking of the Ecumenical Patriarchate
NEW YORK, NY (August 30, 2018): The Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, is distressed by revelation...
August 13, 2018
This important article confirms the accuracy of the statement issued on August 4 by Dr. Anthony J. Limberakis, Archon Aktouarios, which said in part:...
August 4, 2018
The Order of Saint Andrew, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Regrets Pressure Placed Upon Religious Minorities By Turkish Government
NEW YORK (August 4, 2018): The Order of Saint Andrew, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, regrets the pressure that the Turkish government has...
July 8, 2018
Ecumenical Patriarch prays for peace at meeting of Orthodox Patriarchs with Pope Francis on persecution of Middle East Christians
On Saturday, July 7, His All Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the first Prelate of Orthodoxy, met with other Orthodox Patriarchs and...
July 7, 2018
July 1, 1964: Turkey bans the teaching of Greek on the island on which the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew was born
At the time of World War I, on Imbros there were 8,000 Greeks and on Tenedos near 3,000. Now there are 800 on Imbros and no more than 30 on Tenedos....