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EU officials Barroso and Rehn visit Ecumenical Patriarchate
Senior European Union officials, Jose Manuel Barroso, President of the European Commission, accompanied by Olli Rehn, Enlargement Commisioner, were welcomed by His All Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to the Phanar in Istanbul, Friday, April 11, 2008. Full Text
OCF Team renovates Church, explores Religious Freedom during 'Real Break' to Ecumenical Patriarchate
Fourteen Orthodox Christian Fellowship (OCF) students, from multiple jurisdictions, recently returned from their 'Real Break' trip to Istanbul and historic visit to the Ecumenical Patriarchate. The trip was planned in cooperation with The Order of St. Andrew the Apostle, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, who graciously provided all of the funding for the equipment and supplies. Full Text
Forum 18 News Service reports on "Turkey: What difference does the latest Foundations Law make?"
The news service, Forum 18, recently reported on the newly-revised Foundations Law which the Turkish Parliament has passed. Originally adopted by Parliament in 2006 under heavy pressure from the European Union, the law returns properties confiscated by the state to non-Muslim religious minority foundations and also allow these foundations to receive financial aid from foreign countries. Full Text
U.S. Report on Human Rights Practices reveals concern on Turkey's progress of religious freedom
Serious problems remain in the Turkish government to secure religious freedom for non-Muslim minorities. This was revealed in the 2007 Country Report, issued by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. Full Text
Ecumenical Patriarch receives invitation from Pope to attend World Synod of Bishops, presides at 90th Pontifical Oriental Institute
During a private conversation when in the Apostolic Palace on March 7,2008, Pope Benedict XVI extended an invitation to His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to join in the opening of the World Synod of Catholic Bishops at the Vatican and to give an address to the assembly together with the Pope. Full Text
Catechetical address of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on the commencement of Holy and Great Lent
During this period of Holy and Great Lent, our Church calls us to repentance. Doubtless, as contemporary man hears this invitation to repentance, he does not feel comfortable, because he has accustomed himself to a certain way of life, and does not wish to question his own rectitude. Full Text
Archons of America extend best wishes to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on his birthday
On behalf of the Order of Saint Andrew, the Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, we offer our heartfelt and prayerful best wishes for many years of health to our spiritual father, His All Holiness, Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch on the occasion of his birthday, February 29, 2008. Full Text
Today's Zaman reports on "Foundations Law pleases neither nationalists nor minorities"
The newspaper "Today's Zaman" has reported that a law has been ratified by the Turkish Parliament to return properties confiscated by the state to non-Muslim religious minority foundations and also allow these foundations to receive financial aid from foreign countries. Full Text
European Parliament member Antonios Trakatellis raises questions to the European Council regarding recent attacks and vandalizations of Orthodox communities in Turkey
European Parliament Member Professor Antonios Trakatellis recently inquired to the Council of the European Union on the concerns of vandalizations of Orthodox churches and monasteries of the Ecumenical Patriarchate by Turkish Government officials and questions the Council on the measures it intends to take on these perpetrators. Full Text
Catholic World News reports on "EU pressing Turkey on religious freedom"
European Union officials have called upon the government of Turkey to ensure religious freedom by granting legal recognition to faiths other than Islam, the KAI news agency reports. Full Text
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