Vartholomaios backs mosque
Ecumenical Patriarch Vartholomaios backed efforts yesterday toward the construction of a mosque in
“I wish that a worship area could start operating as soon as possible in Athens for the religious needs of our Muslim brothers,” Vartholomaios, the spiritual leader of the world’s 200 million Orthodox Christians, said after a church service in Turkey’s Cappadocia.
The Orthodox Church has expressed its support for a mosque in
In early April, the Council of Europe issued a report bemoaning the lack of sanctioned prayer sites in
The report added that
informs: the Greek daily newspaper Kathimerini