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July 10, 2018
Archbishop Demetrios has said: “The Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate stand in solidarity with persecuted Christians throughout the world…Our...
July 8, 2018
Ecumenical Patriarch prays for peace at meeting of Orthodox Patriarchs with Pope Francis on persecution of Middle East Christians
On Saturday, July 7, His All Holiness the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the first Prelate of Orthodoxy, met with other Orthodox Patriarchs and...
July 7, 2018
July 1, 1964: Turkey bans the teaching of Greek on the island on which the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew was born
At the time of World War I, on Imbros there were 8,000 Greeks and on Tenedos near 3,000. Now there are 800 on Imbros and no more than 30 on Tenedos....
July 6, 2018
We commend this initiative and pray that it succeeds. The government of Turkey is brazenly disregarding the freedom of religion in holding the...
May 11, 2018
U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom Once Again Names Turkey Among the Most Egregious Violators of Religious Freedom Throughout the World
The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) has recently released its 2018 Annual Report, which documents violations of religious...
May 10, 2018
Dr. Anthony J. Limberakis, Commander of the Order of Saint Andrew, Archons of the Ecumenical Patriarchate Calls for the Immediate Release of Pastor Andrew Brunson from Turkish Prison
We note with sorrow that there has been little progress in Turkey regarding the unalienable rights that democratic nations take for granted. Chief...