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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 13, 2018
Dr. Anthony J. Limberakis, Commander of the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, Applauds the Release of Pastor Andrew Brunson from Turkish Prison
Andrew Brunson, an evangelical Protestant pastor from the United States who has been held in a Turkish prison on spurious terrorism charges, will...
October 12, 2018
The Order applauds this news and hopes that Turkey’s President Erdogan will accept this deal, reversing his stance on Pastor Brunson’s...
October 5, 2018
The Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch and All the East has a diocese in Iraq, the Archdiocese of Baghdad. Like other Christian communities in...
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...
August 26, 2018
This article states: “There are very few Christians left in Turkey; soon there may be none at all.” That is true. The situation in...
August 16, 2018
The Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, regrets the ongoing travesty of justice that is the Turkish...
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...
August 2, 2018
On July 27, we reported that President Trump had threatened sanctions on Turkey if Pastor Brunson was not released; now the U.S. government has...
July 27, 2018
President Trump threatens to “impose large sanctions on Turkey” if it doesn’t release Pastor Brunson
The Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, applauds this statement from the President. It is needed not only in...
July 26, 2018
It is good that Pastor Brunson has been allowed to leave prison for health reasons, but Secretary of State Pompeo is correct: “We welcome long...
July 18, 2018
For many months the Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, has been calling attention to the plight of Pastor...
July 10, 2018
Orthodox Christians in northern Cyprus still face discrimination and persecution; Turkish occupation must end
The Order of Saint Andrew the Apostle strongly condemns the continued violation of the basic human rights and fundamental freedoms, and in...
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....
July 6, 2018
We commend this initiative and pray that it succeeds. The government of Turkey is brazenly disregarding the freedom of religion in holding the...
May 11, 2018
U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom Once Again Names Turkey Among the Most Egregious Violators of Religious Freedom Throughout the World
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has recently released its 2018 Annual Report, which documents violations of religious...
May 10, 2018
Dr. Anthony J. Limberakis, Commander of the Order of Saint Andrew, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Calls for the Immediate Release of Pastor Andrew Brunson from Turkish Prison
We note with sorrow that there has been little progress in Turkey regarding the unalienable rights that democratic nations take for granted. Chief...