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Hidden Byzantine Church in Constantinople Revealed in All Its Glory

Recently published photos of an excavation site in the Sultanahmet District of Istanbul reveals a hidden church and holy spring dating back to the...

Russian Patriarch Speaks Out Against Hagia Sophia’s Conversion into Mosque

Patriarch Kirill of Moscow, the highest cleric in the Russian Orthodox Church, recently spoke out against Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's plans to convert...

Turkish Court Postpones Decision on Status of Hagia Sophia

The Turkish Council of State - the country's highest administrative body - delayed a decision on whether the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople can be...

Greek Director to Lead Prestigious Vienna Opera Ballet Academy

Internationally renowned ballet director Christiana Stefanou, is planned to take over management at the Vienna State Opera Ballet Academy, starting on August 1, 2020. The...

In the Covid-Free Italian Town of the ‘Last Greeks’ You Can Buy a House...

Cinquefrondi, a village in the southern region of Calabria, Italy, made headlines around the world for its offering of homes for 1 euro ($...

Erdogan Pushes to Allow Islamic Prayer Inside Hagia Sophia

The controversial issue of once again performing Islamic prayers inside Hagia Sophia this July was discussed during a recent High Advisory Board meeting of...

Erdogan Announces Islamic Prayer at Hagia Sophia on Anniversary of Fall of Constantinople

A replica wall of the famous Byzantine-era walls of Contantinople was erected outside Hagia Sophia on Thursday as Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced...

Ancient Greek City of Paestum First Site to Open as Italy Eases Lockdown

The towering Greek temple complex at Paestum near Naples became the first Italian archaeological site to reopen to tourists after the coronavirus pandemic lockdown. Even...

Nearly-Forgotten Saint Corona Venerated for Protection Against Epidemics

Though sometimes forgotten, the Orthodox and Catholic Churches have long commemorated a saint who is thought to protect against disease and pandemics, such as...

500-Υear-Οld Handwritten Bibles Seized Near Turkey-Greece Border

Turkish security forces seized two, invaluable 500-year-old Bibles in northwestern Edirne province on TUesday, according to reports from Turkey's Anadolu News Agency. The two handwritten manuscripts...