Germany Says No to Greek Orthodox Holy Communion Over Coronavirus Fears

The German government has decided to ban Holy Communion in the form it is given to Orthodox Christians in fear that it is conducive...

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...

Princes’ Islands: Istanbul’s Long Ago Refuge from Pandemic

Two times in history the Princes' Islands (Πριγκηπονήσια, Pringiponisia), located off Istanbul, served as a welcome refuge from the plague, something that the current...

EU Decides to Keep European Borders Closed Until June 15

The European Commission on Friday called on Schengen member states and allied states to extend the temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU...
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Neglected Historic Greek Sites in Turkey Falling into Ruin

The recent collapse of part of the historic Byzantine wall in the Topkapi neighborhood of Constantinople has raised concerns over the maintenance of a...

Italians, French Put On An Extra Two Kilos During Lockdown

The Italians and the French, both renowned for their love of good food, have gained weight since the imposition of the coronavirus lockdown, the...

EU Calls for Coronavirus Vaccine to be Available, Affordable to All

World leaders, international organizations and companies which have pledged €7.4 billion to develop new tools to detect, treat and prevent the novel coronavirus have...

Turkish Religious Leader Calls for Friday Islamic Prayer in Hagia Sophia

Hasan Türüt, the leader of the Islamic organization Diyanet Bir-Sen (Religious and Foundation Employees’ Union), asked Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to allow prayer...

The Coronavirus Will Change the Way We Fly — Perhaps Forever

Taking a casual look to see if there are any cheap flights for this summer, one grasps immediately that there are no flights whatsoever...