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Archdiocese of North America Petitions UN on Hagia Sophia Reconversion

It was announced on Tuesday that the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America is petitioning United Nations experts to hold the Republic of Turkey accountable...

Archbishop Elpidophoros Calls for Continued Orthodox – Catholic Dialogue

Greek Orthodox Archbishop of the Americas Elpidophoros spoke on Monday evening at Fordham University as part of its Christ and Anastasia Economos lecture series,...

Greek NY Politicians Call on Trump to Condemn Erdogan’s Hagia Sophia Decision

New York City Greek-American elected officials are calling on the Trump administration to formally rebuff Turkey’s President, Recep Erdogan, for his decision to close...

US House Passes Hagia Sophia Amendment

On the eve of Turkey’s planned inauguration of using Hagia Sophia as a mosque, the US House of Representatives passed, by unanimous consent, an...

Greek Orthodox Archdiocese Declares Day of Mourning for Hagia Sophia

Churches under the jurisdiction of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America will toll their bells mournfully following Turkey's decision to convert Hagia Sophia into...

Largest Muslim Organization in North America Speaks Out Against Erdogan

The Islamic Society of North America, described as the largest Muslim organization in North America, recently released a statement condemning Turkish President Erdogan's decision...

AHEPA Statement Calls for Boycott of Turkish Goods

Supreme President of the American Hellenic Educational Progressive Association George G. Horiates recently released a statement calling for the boycott of all Turkish goods. Titled...

Mike Pompeo Expresses “Disappointment” in Turkish Decision on Hagia Sophia

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo recently expressed his disapproval over Turkey's decision to convert Hagia Sophia from a museum into a mosque last...

Archbishop Elpidophoros, Cardinal Dolan Decry Hagia Sophia Decision in Joint Statement

In a joint statement issued on Wednesday, Greek Orthodox Elpidophoros and Catholic Cardinal, Timothy Dolan, deeply deplored Turkey's decision last Friday to reconvert Hagia...

The American Who Restored Hagia Sophia’s Ancient Mosaics to their Former Glory

The mosaics of Hagia Sophia are world-renowned priceless artifacts not only of Greek Orthodoxy but also of Byzantine Civilization and Hellenism. What is lesser...

Joe Biden Urges Erdogan to Reverse Decision on Hagia Sophia

Democratic Presidential candidate Joe Biden expressed his "deep regret" over the decision by Turkey to turn Hagia Sophia to a mosque on Friday. Antony Blinken,...

Congressman Bilirakis: Erdogan Turns His Back on International Community

Congressman Gus Bilirakis, the co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on International Religious Freedom, on Friday condemned the decision by Turkey's President Erdogan to turn...

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