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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Encourages Faithful to be Vaccinated

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the leader of all Greek Orthodox Christians worldwide, had stern words on Tuesday for those who are skeptical of the coronavirus vaccine, encouraging the faithful to be inoculated when their time comes. In a statement he issued,...

Mike Pompeo Meets With Patriarch Bartholomew as Turkey Snubs Visit

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with the head of the Orthodox Church, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, in Istanbul on Tuesday to discuss religious freedom in the country. "Honored to meet with His All-Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, and to...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew: Coronavirus Not Transmitted by Holy Communion

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on Sunday expressed his view that there is no danger of becoming infected by the coronavirus from receiving Holy Communion. The Patriarch, whose seat is in the Phanar in Istanbul, Turkey, officiated at the Divine Liturgy celebrated...

Bishop Iosif of Patara Named New Metropolitan of Buenos Aires

On Friday, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew appointed Bishop Iosif of Patara as new Greek Orthodox Metropolitan of Buenos Aires, Argentina. The Argentine-born Joseph Bosch (who took the official name of Iosif) replaces Metropolitan Tarasios of Buenos Aires. Tarasios had been elected Metropolitan of...

Panagia Soumela Monastery will Not be Open for Dormition of Virgin Mary Liturgy

The emblematic Panagia Soumela Monastery in Trabzon, Turkey will not be open for the Dormition of Virgin Mary liturgy on August 15 since restoration works are not completed yet, according to a Skai television report. The monastery, which is the most...

Tsipras to Meet Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Turkey Visit

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras will meet with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew during his official visit to Turkey on February 5-6. The ecumenical patriarch said the Greek PM will visit the Greek community on the island of Heybeliada (known by Greeks...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Visits South Korea

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew recently visited the demilitarized area of ​​Cheorwon-gun, near Gangwon-do, South Korea for a memorial service for those fallen in the Korean War. According to the website of the Orthodox Metropolis of Korea website, the Ecumenical Patriarch...