European court gives Orthodox patriarchate a win over Turkey's government
Catholic World News - June 16, 2010
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled in favor of the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Contantinople in a case against the government of Turkey.
The court in Strasbourg ruled that Turkey must return a building that once housed an orphanage. More important, the court recognized the Ecumenical Patriarchate as a legal entity with the right own property. The Turkish government has never recognized the patriarchate, treating the Orthodox body as a local religious community with no national or international status.
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