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President-Elect Biden Thanks Patriarch Bartholomew After Election Win

President-elect Joe Biden sent an official letter of thanks to the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew on Saturday.

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...

Bartholomew Blesses World’s Largest Orthodox Church in Romania

Photo: wikipedia Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew  on Sunday blessed the world's largest Orthodox church, located in Bucharest, Romania. He officiated at the ceremony along with Romanian Patriarch Daniel and one hundred priests, according to a report from the AP. Many thousands of...

Church of Crete Criticizes Proposed Deal on Changes to Church, State Relations

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Education Minister Kostas Garvroglou The Holy Synod of the Church of Crete on Saturday came out against the proposed deal concerning constitutional changes between Church and State, as discussed between Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Archbishop...

Ecumenical Patriarch Asks for Ieronymos-Tsipras Deal Clarification

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on Friday called on the Consul General of Greece in Constantinople, Georgia Soultanopoulou, asking for an explanation regarding the verbal agreement between Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Archbishop of Athens and All of Greece Ieronymos...