Mike Pompeo Meets With Patriarch Bartholomew as Turkey Snubs Visit

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with the head of the Orthodox Church, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, in Istanbul on Tuesday to discuss religious...

Turkey’s Ruined Hagia Triada Church to Become Cultural Museum

After being placed on a short list for conversion into a cultural center many years ago, the dilapidated Greek Orthodox Church of Hagia Triada,...

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...

Erdogan Now Aiming his Guns at Europe

The grisly terrorist attacks in France's cities of Nice and Avignon, which followed the verbal  exchanges between French President Emmanuel Macron and his Turkish...

Reopening of Chora Monastery as Mosque Postponed

In a surprising about-face, after its announcement yesterday that the Greek Orthodox monastery at Chora would be reopened and used for Muslim prayers on...

Turkey Covers Up Priceless Frescoes in Ancient Greek Church for Muslim Prayers

Turkey recently announced that the ancient Greek Orthodox Chora Monastery, located in Istanbul, which was converted into a mosque in August, will open for...

Europe Responds to Turkey: Sorry to Disappoint, But This is Our Way of Life!

The European Union responded to Turkey on Sunday after Erdogan’s communications director accused Europe of intimidating Muslims. “Europe is an increasingly dangerous place for Muslims,”...

Patriarch Bartholomew to Pray for Peace With Pope, Other Faith Leaders in Rome

His Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will participate in Tuesday's interfaith ceremony and prayers with Pope Francis as part of an international Prayer for Peace...

Ancient Church Discovered Under Turkish Lake

The remains of a 1,500-year-old basilica constructed in honor of St. Neophytos have now emerged after water levels in Lake Iznik in the province...

French Star Gérard Depardieu Baptized as Orthodox Christian

The beloved French star of a string of award-winning films such as "Cyrano de Bergerac," "The Last Metro," and "Police," actor Gerard Depardieu converted...