Bartholomew sent a letter to the Turkish authorities protesting the desecration of Panagia Sumela

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew sent a letter of protest to Turkish Minister of Culture and Tourism Mehmet Nuri Ersoy in connection with the desecration of Panagia Sumela. The Patriarch protests against insulting the ‚ÄúPanagia Sumela Trebizond Patriarchal and Stauropegial Monastery, which is under the jurisdiction of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and is the main shrine of the […]

Metropolitan Hilarion: filming a video clip in the monastery of Panagia Sumela – trampling on shrines

Panagia Sumela Monastery in Trabzon, closed due to renovations, was reopened specifically for a team of 30 dancers, technicians and DJs to shoot a video clip, ostensibly to advertise the monastery. The incident caused a negative reaction from the Moscow Patriarchate and the Greek Foreign Ministry. Greek Foreign Minister: “The sight of the desecration […]

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