Statement of Russian Orthodox Church’s Holy Synod Concerning Decision of Turkish Authorities to Change Status of Hagia Sophia

Patriarchia  - 19/7/2020 At its session held on July 16-17, 2020, the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church adopted a statement concerning the decision of Turkey’s authorities to change the status of Hagia Sophia. The text of the statement is given below. The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church expresses its profound regret over the ...

The Reflections of His Holiness Karekin II – Catholicos of All Armenians on the Decision of the Turkish Authorities to Turn the Hagia Sophia Cathedral-Museum into a Mosque

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 14/7/2020 At the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, we learned with regret about the decision made by the President of the Republic of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, on July 10, to turn the Hagia Sophia, which holds the highest value to the Orthodox Churches and entire Christian world, into a ...

Syriac Orthodox Priest and Faithful Forcefully Arrested by the Turkish Authorities in Tur Abdin Region

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OCP News Service - 10/1/2020 Turkey: It has been reported by 'Demand for Action' that the Turkish authorities arrested Syriac orthodox priest, Father Aho Bilecen of Dayro d’ Mor Yakoub d’ Qarnao (Monastery), and two faithful (Josef Yar and Musa Tastekin) in Turabdin region (southeast Turkey), a stronghold of the ancient Syriac Orthodox Christians. Father Aho was ...

Professor Taner Akçam, a leading international authority on Armenian Genocide, lectures in Antelias

30 June 2015. On Tuesday evening His Holiness Aram I presided over a special event on the Armenian Genocide organized by the communication department of the Catholicosate of Cilicia. Professor Taner Akçam, Professor of History and the Robert Aram, Marianne Kaloosdian and Stephen and Marian Mugar Chair in Armenian Genocide Studies at Clark University, spoke ...