EU pushing Turkey to recognize Ecumenical Patriarch
Catholic World News - March 16, 2010
A European commission is pressing Turkey's government to recognize the status of Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew I as the acknowledged "first among equals" of the world's Orthodox prelates. The government has refused to recognize that status, treating the Ecumenical Patriarch as only the leader of Turkey's small Orthodox community. But the pressure from the European Union might actually be welcomed by Turkey's government leaders, who are pushing for their own democratic reforms.
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