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Patriarch Bartholomew Honored in Athens by New US Ambassador

The new US ambassador to Greece, George J. Tsunis, hosted a reception for Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on Saturday in Athens. An Archon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, the Ambassador said he was clearly pleased and honored that His All-Holiness and Tsunis’...

“We Stand by Ukraine” Patriarch Bartholomew Says in Easter Message

In his Easter message, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew made reference to the war and the sufferings and atrocities caused by Russia’s attack on Ukraine. “We stand and suffer alongside the pious and courageous people of Ukraine that bear a heavy cross....

Patriarch Bartholomew Warns Ukraine Crisis Could Escalate into Third World War

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew warned on Sunday that the crisis in Ukraine could escalate into a third world war. During his sermon after the Sunday service at the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Fanar, Istanbul he stressed that weapons were not the solution...

Russia Hinting at Establishing Exarchate in Turkey, Deepening Schism

The Russian Orthodox Church is hinting that it wants to establish an exarchate in Turkey, as it has just done in Africa, taking 102 formerly Greek Orthodox prelates under its jurisdiction, deepening the schism that opened up in the...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Tests Positive for Covid

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew has tested positive for Covid-19, the Patriarchate at Constantinople announced on Friday. “His Holiness, who is fully vaccinated, is currently showing mild symptoms, but his general condition is good,” an announcement said. It added that "immediately after the...

Patriarch Bartholomew Urges Public to Become Vaccinated

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew urged all the members of the Orthodox faith around the world to become vaccinated against the coronavirus, if they have not already done so, in a Christmas message on Tuesday. "Science, provided it serves to minister to...

Bartholomew Marks 30 Years at Helm of Orthodox Church in Athens Visit

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew marked 30 years as the leader of the Greek Orthodoxy by visiting Greece this week where he met with the spiritual and political leadership of the country. Bartholomew’s visit comes after a high-profile visit in the United...

Patriarch Bartholomew Honors Scientists Fighting Covid-19

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew honored three scientists whose extraordinary efforts led to Covid-19 vaccines at an event in New York on Saturday. Bartholomew, who earlier in the week met President Biden at the White House, presented the Athenagoras Human Rights Award to:...

Greek-American Psaros Creates Ecumenical Patriarch Chair at Georgetown Uni

Prominent Greek-American Michael Psaros announced on Tuesday the establishment of the "Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Endowed Orthodox Chaplaincy" at Georgetown University. The announcement was made at a dinner at Georgetown University held in honor of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew who is on...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Meet President Biden in US Visit

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will meet with President Biden during his visit to the US, which begins on October 23, according to the official schedule released by the Greek Archdiocese of America on Wednesday. The visit to the US, which will...