Ecumenical Patriarch: “Hagia Sophia should not be turned into a Mosque

Abed Alloush - 9/3/14 Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has expressed strong opposition to the potential conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque. He was speaking during a debate about whether or not Hagia Sophia should become a mosque, at the Synaxis of the Primates of the Orthodox Churches, which is underway in Istanbul, and his statements were ...

Christianity in Peril in Turkish Cyprus

Michael Curtis -July 2013 Violence against Christians has become all too frequent in recent years, with attacks on them in a wide variety of countries in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East.  Repression and intolerance have been displayed against the Christian community in Nigeria; against the Coptic Christians in Alexandria, Egypt ; by bombing in a chapel ...

Service Held At Turkey’s Historic Sümela Monastery

16/8/2012 (RTTNews) - Hundreds of Greek Orthodox Christians gathered for the annual religious service at the Sümela Monastery in Turkey's Black Sea coastal province of Trabzon on Wednesday morning, marking the third religious ceremony to be held at the monastery in the history of the Turkish Republic. This year's divine liturgy, held on the occasion of the ...