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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...