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Tsipras expresses hope the Theological School of Halki to reopen soon

For the first time after 86 years, an acting Greek prime minister visited the Greek Orthodox Theological School on the island of Halki in the sea of Marmara in Turkey. In a highly symbolic move, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras arrived at Heybeliada, as the name of the island is …

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Ecumenical Patriarchate grants Autonomy to Ukrainian Church, risks Moscow ties

The Holy Synod of the Ecumenical Patriarchate has decided to terminate the effect of its tomos issued 300 years ago and entitling the Patriarch of Moscow to ordain the Metropolitan of Kyiv. With this move, the Ecumenical Patriarchate takes the first step towards the Autonomy of the Ukrainian Church and …

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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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