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Turkish court rejects plea to open Hagia Sophia for Islamic prayer

September 19, 2018

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CWN Editor's Note: Dedicated in 537, Hagia Sophia has served as the cathedral of the Patriarch of Constantinople (until 1453), as a mosque (until 1931), and as a museum (since 1935).

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  • Posted by: Randal Mandock - Sep. 19, 2018 6:08 PM ET USA

    Bravo. Now return it to the Catholics who built it. Or at least to the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople who would put it to good use.