Saturday, August 30, 2008

Assembly reignites controversy surrounding Greek Patriarchate

Why always meddling in other people their (religious) affairs? Paranoide?

A former Turkish mayor has alleged that the meeting of the Holy Synod Assembly of the Fener Greek Patriarchate has violated the Lausanne Treaty that governs the status of the Greek Church in Turkey.

The Fener Greek Patriarchate disputes the claim and says the meeting is not bound by the treaty as it does not have a legal personality.

Tahsin Salihoğlu, the former mayor of İstanbul's Avcılar district and the president of the Solidarity Association of Western Thrace, claimed that the Fener Greek Patriarchate has not been ecumenical since the Lausanne Treaty of 1923.

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Day opening - August 30

The most famous site of Córdoba is the Mezquita, an enormous mosque, with a cathedral built in the middle of it. Córdoba used to be the capital of the Moorish state. In 711 the Moors started to conquer Spain, in 1492 (!) the last ones were driven away.