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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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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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