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Turkey’s Catholic bishops won’t contest plan to turn Hagia Sophia into a mosque

June 19, 2020

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CWN Editor's Note: Dedicated in 537, Hagia Sophia (Encyclopaedia Britannica article) has been the cathedral of the Patriarch of Constantinople (until 1453), a mosque (until 1931), and a museum (since 1935). The statement puts the Turkish bishops at odds with the Greek Orthodox Church, which has spoken out against the plan.

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