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TURKEY - RUSSIA
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Bartholomew I: Turkish bureaucracy is trying to make us disappear
The Turkish foreign ministry and the state bureaucracy are trying to diminish the importance of the patriarchate for all of Orthodoxy. The shortcomings and errors of the report on minorities in Turkey. Putin hopes to visit Bartholomew.
Bartholomew I: may Kirill's election foster common journey of Orthodox Churches
The Ecumenical Patriarchate now expects an acceleration in the common journey toward the long-awaited grand pan-Orthodox synod.
05/07/2008 TURKEY - RUSSIA - UKRAINE
Bartholomew I at celebrations for the 1020 years of Christianity in Kiev
The decision has an ecumenical flavour. It is intended to create an occasion for dialogue among the three communities: Greek Catholic, Ukrainian Orthodox, Russian Orthodox. But there is murmuring against Constantinople in Moscow.
06/12/2008 TURKEY - RUSSIA
Bartholomew I: Alexy II felt his end approaching, and worked for peace in the Church
The ecumenical patriarch of Constantinople speaks with emotion of the last months of life for the deceased patriarch of Moscow, of reconciliation in the Orthodox world, and of the common mission to the contemporary world. A synod has been convened to decide on sending representatives from Constantinople to the funeral for Alexy II.
06/03/2008 VATICAN – ORTHODOX
Orthodox and Catholics together to respond to the world’s challenges, says Bartholomew I
The ecumenical patriarch delivers a masterful inaugural lecture for the 90th anniversary of the Pontifical Oriental Institute. Metropolitan of Pergamon Ioannis Zizioulas talks about the isolation of the Russian Orthodox Church who, in name of tradition, finds itself unable to face the modern world.
07/01/2011 TURKEY - ORTHODOX
Istanbul, historic visit of Turkish Deputy PM to Bartholomew I
It 's the first time a government official has been to the Fanar since 1952, when Prime Minister Menderes met Patriarch Athenagoras. There was some discussion of education for religious minorities and the issue of church property.
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