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Ecumenical Patriarchate Celebrates Epiphany with Blessing of the Waters

The Ecumenical Patriarchate in Constantinople celebrated Epiphany much as it usually does, with a cross thrown into the waters of the Bosphorus and a...

Pompeo Tours Istanbul Mosque, Meets Nuncio on Tour to Promote Religious Freedom

As part of his whirlwind tour aimed toward promoting religious freedom around the world, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met with the papal...

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...

Turkish President Erdogan Thanks Ecumenical Patriarch for Coronavirus Aid

Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the President of Turkey, thanked Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew on Wednesday for the Church's support and donations to Turkish authorities and society...

Ecumenical Patriarch Announces Halt to All Orthodox Church Services Globally Due to Coronavirus

The Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople issued a statement on Wednesday announcing the Church's new decision in regard to the covid-19 global coronavirus pandemic. According to this...

February 29 Marks 80th Birthday of Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

2020 is a leap year, meaning that February has 29 instead of 28 days, and millions of people this year are celebrating their birthday...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Accuses Russian Church of Playing Politics

The Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I accused the Russian Orthodox Church on Friday of playing politics and using the Orthodox flock to put pressure on...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Castigates Moscow Patriarchate Over Ukraine

The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I strongly criticized the Russian Patriarchate of Moscow on Tuesday regarding the issue of the independence of the...

Ukrainian Church Independent as of January 6, 2019

The Autocephaly (independence) of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine will be made official in special ceremonies which will take place in the Ecumenical Patriarchate of...

Putin Blasts Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

Russian President Vladimir Putin made scathing remarks concerning the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople during his annual press conference in Moscow on Thursday. According to the...