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Bartholomew I demands redress for wrongs suffered in Istanbul, Imvros and Tenedos
Meeting a commission for minority rights, the Ecumenical Patriarch stresses that it is time to move from words to action, restoring the rights of minorities and in particular their schools. The pogrom against Christians in Imvros and Tenedos, now reduced to only 300 people. Perhaps Turkey's European dream is fading while the desire for neo-ottomanism grows.
18/12/2008 TURKEY - RUSSIA
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.
Ecumenical patriarch: Easter, Christ’s victory over death belongs to all Christians
In his Easter message Bartholomew underlines how the resurrection, which the Orthodox world celebrates today, has changed the reality of all those who have faith in Him. A prayer for peace in the world.
Turkey prepares to join EU in a building confiscated from the Orthodox
The new headquarters of the Secretariat for entry into the European Union is an old school of the minority Orthodox in Ortakoy, seized in '90. Embarrassment of Erdogan government and Europe.
19/05/2008 TURKEY - ORTHODOX
Bartholomew I on science and protection of the environment
The "green patriarch" - as he is nicknamed - has received the Woodrow Wilson prize for his work on behalf of environmentalism and human rights. Faith and science must not exclude each other. Concern over technology without any moral boundaries.
Patriarch Bartholomew: it is time that Turkey recognised minority rights
“We want the recognition of all civil rights, as they are recognised for our fellow Muslims in Turkey and in Europe”. No reaction from the Moscow Patriarchate’s Ilarion to protests against the Ravenna meeting with Catholics: he limits himself to Kyrill’s positive comments.
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