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Patriarch Bartholomew Lauds Biden’s Travel Ban and Climate Actions

Patriarch Bartholomew, the head of all the Greek Orthodox faithful in the world, praised US President Joe Biden in an announcement released by the Ecumenical Patriarchate on Tuesday. Lauding the new President for his actions regarding the lifting of a...

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,...

Ecumenical Patriarch Meets With US Ambassador in Athens Visit (video)

US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt met with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in Athens on Friday to discuss the Patriarch’s upcoming visit to Washington in the autumn of 2019. “This will be the first visit of the Ecumenical Patriarch to the...

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...

Dozens Mark Epiphany by Diving into Constantinople’s Waters (video)

Dozens of Orthodox men dove into Istanbul’s cold waters to retrieve a cross to mark the baptism of Jesus Christ. On Sunday, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I led worshipers in the celebration of the Epiphany, throwing a blessed wooden cross into...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew ‘Overwhelmed’ By Greek Tragedy

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, spiritual leader of the world's 300 million Orthodox Christians has spoken of his sadness following the fire in east Attica that has claimed the lives of 81 people. “We are overwhelmed by the dramatic developments,” he said. “We...

Patriarch's Envoy Visits Greek Soldiers Held in Turkey

An envoy from Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, visited on Easter Sunday, the Turkish jail where two Greek soldiers facing charges after accidentally crossing the Turkish border, are being held. The Metropolitan of Adrianoupolis Amphilochios was dispatched for the meeting, which lasted...

Putin Extends Support to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew spoke on the phone with Russian President Vladimir Putin, who was visiting Ankara, and exchanged good wishes for Easter. The Russian president referred to Bartholomew by his official title, 'Patriarch of Constantinople,' using the Christian name for...

Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew ‘Targeted by Erdogan’s Regime’

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew is becoming a target by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan’s regime, because of his suspected links with Fethullah Gullen and the CIA, says a report in a Greek magazine. According to a leading article in Epikaira published on...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew to Hold Open Leture in Geneva on April 24

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will hold an open public lecture at the headquarters of the World Council of Churches in Geneva on April 24, where he will address issues related to the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church,...