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Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI

Headline: ASIA/TURKEY – Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew: the conversion of Hagia Sophia into a mosque will sow discord between Christians and Muslims

Istanbul – The possible conversion of the monumental complex of Ayasofya in Istanbul into a mosque “will push millions of Christians around the world against Islam”. This is the dramatic alarm launched by Bartholomew I, Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, in the imminent pronouncement of the Turkish Council of State, which in a session scheduled for Thursday 2 July will consider overturning the decision with which in 1934 the Turkish government had converted the ancient Byzantine Basilica into a simple museum transformed into a mosque after the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople .

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