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The Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios Says It Is Time to Reopen the Theological School of...

Over the past weekend the Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios called for the reopening of the Theological School of Halki in Turkey which has been closed...

Refugees, Migrants Risk Death as Bitter Cold Grips Europe

U.N. aid agencies are appealing to authorities in Europe to assist and protect thousands of refugees and migrants trying to survive the harsh winter...

Photos of The ‘Frosted’ Patriarch Bartholomew in the Snow

The Archbishop of Constantinople and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew did not let the sub-zero temperature over the past few days interrupt his day as he...

2017 and The Axis of Populism

By Eve Geroulis Vengeful, relentless and epochal 2016 continues to cast a shadow on the dawn of a new year. 2016 wasn’t merely a Black Swan, the...

Gunman Kills 39 in Istanbul Nightclub Attack on New Year’s Eve

At least thirty-nine people have been killed and dozens more were wounded in the first hours of 2017 early Sunday, in an attack on...

How Istanbul’s Historical Churches Celebrate Christmas

Istanbul is home to over 200 active churches according to a 2000 census, and this holiday season they are celebrating Christmas with the traditional...

The Light of Christmas Shines Bright at the Phanar in Turkey

One of the greatest manifestations of hope for Christians in the Middle East and indeed around the world is the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople.

Imvros to Have Greek Kindergarten Open in 2017

Three Greek five-year-olds on the Aegean island of Imvros, or Gökçeada in Turkish, are going to get the chance to go to a Greek...

38 Dead, 166 Injured in Explosions Outside Istanbul Stadium

Turkey has declared a day of mourning on Sunday after twin explosions killed at least 38 people and injured another 166 on Saturday, reports...

EU Parliament Solidly Votes to Halt Turkey’s EU-Membership Talks

According to Reuters, on Thursday members of the European Parliament voted overwhelmingly in favor of an immediate temporary halt to EU-membership talks with Turkey,...