Ecumenical Patriarch

Ecumenical Patriarchate Celebrates Epiphany with Blessing of the Waters

The Ecumenical Patriarchate celebrated the Epiphany as it usually does, with a cross thrown into the waters of the Bosphorus.

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...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Accuses Russian Church of Playing Politics

The Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I accused the Russian Orthodox Church on Friday of playing politics and using the Orthodox flock to put pressure on the Greek Orthodox Church. Speaking at the 4th Panhellenic Conference on Pilgrimage Tours in Arta, western...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Leads This Year’s ”March of The Living”

The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople and New Rome, Bartholomew I and Greece’s Speaker of the House Nikolaos Voutsis led this year's thirty-first ”March of The Living” in Poland, to honor the victims of the Holocaust. This year's event is dedicated...

Report: Russian Spies Target Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew (video)

  The News Agency Associated Press claims that found evidence from a hit list of 4,700 email addresses were supplied last year by Secureworks, a subsidiary of Dell Technologies. This proves that Russian hackers spent years trying to steal the...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Meets Turkish Leader

The Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew met the President of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, early on Wednesday afternoon, at the presidential mansion in the Turkish capital, Ankara. Erdogan's office issued a photo from the meeting, which was also attended by Turkish Foreign...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Thrace for 'Stephanos Karatheodoris Year'

Continuing his three-day visit to Thrace to attend events for "Stephanos Karatheodoris Year" in Orestiada, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on Sunday praised the personality and contribution made by the noted Greek doctor and academic, saying he was a "model" Thracian...