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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...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Visits Autocephalous Orthodox Church of Ukraine for the First Time

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew arrived for the fist time on Saturday at the autocephalous Church of Ukraine and participated in festivities celebrating the 30th anniversary of the country's declaration of independence. On Saturday, Patriarch Bartholomew I and the leader of the...

Elpidophoros Deplores 50th Anniversary of Halki Seminary Closure

His Eminence Archbishop Elpidophoros of America addressed the solemn anniversary of Turkey's abrupt closure of the Greek Orthodox Halki Seminary in 1971, ending the institution's work of educating generations of clergymen. Interviewed by Dwight Bashir of the United States Commission...

Pompeo Tours Istanbul Mosque, Meets Nuncio on Tour to Promote Religious Freedom

As part of his whirlwind tour aimed toward promoting religious freedom around the world, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with the papal nuncio to Turkey and toured an Istanbul mosque after meeting with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on...

Pompeo Will Not Meet Turkish FM, Will Speak With Patriarch Bartholomew on Turkey Trip

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo discovered on Tuesday that he will not in fact be meeting with Turkish leaders as he had planned on his upcoming trip to Turkey next week, according to Middle Eastern media reports. The London-based...

Turkish President Erdogan Thanks Ecumenical Patriarch for Coronavirus Aid

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the President of Turkey, thanked Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on Wednesday for the Church's support and donations to Turkish authorities and society during the coronavirus pandemic. The Turkish President held a phone call conversation on Wednesday with Bartholomew...

February 29 Marks 80th Birthday of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

2020 is a leap year, meaning that February has 29 instead of 28 days, and millions of people this year are celebrating their birthday accurately, for the first time since ...2016! A person born on February 29 may be called a...