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King Charles receives Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew

King Charles III received Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Buckingham Palace on Tuesday. Bartholomew expressed his condolences on the passing of Queen Elizabeth II, and wished King Charles a fruitful and successful course in his new high duties. The official account of the Buckingham Palace posted on Twitter: This afternoon …

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew meets with Biden, Blinken

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, the spiritual leader of Eastern Orthodox Christian, met separately with United States President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Monday. President Biden and Bartholomew discussed ways to fight climate change and to end the coronavirus pandemic during an Oval Office session, as well as …

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Pompeo visits Ecumenical Patriarch in Istanbul as Ankara fumes

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Istanbul on Tuesday, where his schedule includes meetings with religious leaders but not government officials. Pompeo’s stop in Turkey is focused on promoting religious freedom and fighting religious persecution, which is a key priority for the US administration, officials said. Pompeo discussed religious …

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Greece and Patriarch Bartholomew express deep condolence for US mass shootings

Greece’s political leadership and the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew have expressed their deepest condolences for the US mass shootings in El Paso, Texes and Dayton, Ohaio, where      30 people were killed and dozens were injured in 13 hours. President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos, sent a message to US President …

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Tsipras and Archbishop of Athens agree to a company to exploit Church properties

New era in relations between the atheist left-wing government and the Church of Greece? A secret meeting between Prime minister Alexis Tsipras and Archbishop Ieronymus II took place on Wednesday, October 3, newspaper Ethnos revealed on Sunday. Top on the agenda was the issue of Church properties and how to …

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“Holy War”: Russia’s Orthodox Church cuts ties with Ecumenical Patriarchate

Russia’s Orthodox Church said it would no longer participate in structures chaired by the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, it suspends all services with top priests of the Patriarchate of Constantinople and will no longer commemorate the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I in its services. The decisions taken at a meeting of …

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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew urges US to “preserve the status quo of Jerusalem”

Greek Orthodox Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew expressed his support to the preservation of the current status quo in Jerusalem and urged the United States to reverse its decision to recognize the city as the capital of Israel. Speaking to the group of visitors at the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul on Christmas …

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