Turkey: Orthodox patriarch welcomes government return of confiscated properties
September 05, 2011
The Orthodox Patriarch of Constantinople has said that he is “satisfied” that Turkey’s government plans to return properties that had been seized from the Church. But Patriarch Bartholomew I makes it clear that the government’s decision is a requirement of justice, not an act of largesse. “Better late than never,” he says.
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