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Orthodox church vandalised in Istanbul
A group of youth break into a church. After causing mayhem, they stole sacred objects and left two pro-Kurdish party flags. The incident could be a pre-election provocation. The police refuses to act. Patriarch Bartholomew reacts with pain and anger.
Patriarch Bartholomew I optimistic about Abdullah Gül and AKP’s victory
Orthodox head comments positively election of new president at the end of annual synod. He announces new conference on the environment and initiatives to promote ecumenism with Catholics.
27/11/2004 VATICAN - TURKEY
Pope and Bartholomew I: may the Saints help us towards unity
Ecumenical ceremony takes place in St. Peter's Basilica for the handing over of the relics of Sts. Gregory Nazianzen and John Chrysostom.
Bartholomew: search for unity between Orthodox and Catholics "a duty"
On the occasion of the feast of St. Andrew, founder of the Church of Constantinople, the patriarch and Cardinal Kasper reaffirm that the ecumenical journey is a road without alternatives.
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.
Closer dialogue between Vatican and Ecumenical Patriarchate
The Joint International Commission for Theological Dialogue should be convened very soon. Vatican delegation visits Fanar neighbourhood on the Feast Day of St Andrew.
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