International Call to Address Religious Freedom and Human Rights in Turkey

International Call to Address Religious Freedom and Human Rights in Turkey

(Berlin, Germany) The Order of St. Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, in cooperation with the Patriarchal Liaison Office to the European Union and the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Germany, hosted its 2nd Archon International Conference on Religious Freedom December 4-5, 2013 at the historic Adlon Hotel in...

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Religious Equality in Turkey: “Who will help?”

Religious Equality in Turkey: “Who will help?”

The second day began with a number of panel discussions and the talks around the current constitution of Turkey and the new one, especially in relation to history and the Ecumenical Patriarchate. Our readers should realize that the legal state of the Patriarchate is not recognized in Turkey. The Patriarch...

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Hagia Sophia to be Converted into a Mosque

Hagia Sophia to be Converted into a Mosque

The Turkish government is actively considering converting  Hagia Sophia, one of the treasures of the Orthodox Christian church, into a mosque. Please join us in doing all we can to prevent this disaster. A petition has been created which will be submitted to UNESCO, urging that Hagia Sophia be declared...

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Archbishop Demetrios calls for protection of Ecumenical Patriarch

Archbishop Demetrios calls for protection of Ecumenical Patriarch

NEW YORK – In response to the reports in Turkish and world media about an assassination plot against His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, Archbishop Demetrios of America today wrote to President Obama urging him to exercise his good offices to ensure the safety of His All Holiness. Noting the...

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Turkey uncovers alleged plot to assassinate Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Turkey uncovers alleged plot to assassinate Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

5/10/2013 – The Order of Saint Andrew expresses grave concern and outrage at the recently uncovered plot to assassinate His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on May 29th–the 560th anniversary of the fall of Constantinople. The personal safety and security concerns of His All-Holiness have been conveyed to the highest levels...

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