Greek Foreign Ministry issues statement calling on Turkey to safeguard Christian worship
The Greek Foreign Ministry issued a statement expressing its concerns over a rise in recent incidents of individuals disrupting Orthodox Christian services in Churches in Constantinople.
One of the incidents involved a man garbed in Islamic robes barging into the Church of Agia Triada (Holy Trinity) and shouting, while in separate case 5 individuals were chanting slogans at the Agios Panteleimonas temple.
The Greek Foreign Ministry requested that Turkish authorities take all the necessary measures for the safety of Christian Churches and guarantee the unhindered participation of Christians in exercising their worship during religious services over the Easter period.
You may be interested
Regling: “We are ready to ease the Greek debt”makis - Feb 23, 2018
Technical work has begun to determine whether Greece will need a debt relief after an expected exit from the rescue…
Turkey threatens violence against Italian drill ship anew in Cyprus!makis - Feb 23, 2018
Turkey continued its belligerent stance off the coast of Cyprus on Friday, as it openly threatened violence against the Italian…
Greek PM Tsipras met with German Chancellor Merkel on EU Summit sidelinesmakis - Feb 23, 2018
Greek PM Alexis Tsipras met with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the sidelines of the Brussels EU Summit, Thursday. According…