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Halki Summit III on Ecological Awareness to be Hosted By Ecumenical Patriarch

His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew will host the third Halki Summit from May 31st to June 4th, 2019 in Turkey, according to a press...

British Report Reveals Massive Christian Persecution in Cyprus’ Occupied Territories

A recent British report on the persecution of Christians around the world features shocking incidents of religious persecution, harassment and destruction inside the Turkish-occupied...

Turning Hagia Sophia into Mosque Requires UNESCO’s Approval, Officials Say

Greek media, citing sources from UNESCO on Wednesday morning, reported that the Paris-based organization has tried to halt Erdogan’s plans to turn Hagia Sophia...

Ukrainian Orthodox Church Formally Split from Russia in Istanbul

On Saturday, the Ukrainian Orthodox Church has formally received its independence as Patriarch Bartholomew I signed the "Tomos" in Istanbul, which is a decree...

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...

Ecumenical Patriarch Speaks of Reconciliation While Visiting Community of Taizé, France

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew spoke about reconciliation and the need to promote Christian unity during his visit to the ecumenical monastic order of Taizé in...

Jewish Extremists Disrupt Pentecostal Prayers of Greek Orthodox Leaders on Mount Zion

In accordance to various agreements, Christians are able to observe communal worship in the Cenacle on Mount Zion five times a year, including the important...

Vice President Biden Visits Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul

On December 3rd Vice President Biden met with His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Greek Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul. Following their meeting, the...

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew Meets with U.S. Congressmen

"We don’t believe in the clash of civilizations", stressed the Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew during his meeting with two members of the U.S. Congress...

Churches in Albania Desecrated

The same group of people who over the past two years have broken into and desecrated monasteries and churches in Giannena seem to...