Court rejects Orthodox Patriarch status

Jun 26, 2007 Full story: The Macon Telegraph 13

“The ecumenical dimension of the Patriarchate of Constantinople is based on international treaties, the sacred regulations of Orthodoxy, on history and Church tradition”

Ecumenical Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew I is seen at the patriarchate in Istanbul, Turkey, Monday, June 25, 2007. via The Macon Telegraph

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Steve S

United States

#1 Jun 26, 2007
This is your free "democracy" at work, here folks....more denial of the Turkish government...what a joke...idiots!
Steve S

United States

#2 Jun 26, 2007
If the Turkish govt. says it is so...it MUST be true...hahahaha...
Templar

Chisinau, Moldova

#3 Jun 27, 2007
A muslim court decides who is a orthodox patriarch. Is this Turkish freedom of religion? And this country wants to join EU.
Allahsiz Kahan

San Bernardino, CA

#4 Jun 27, 2007
With the help of the West these moon worshippers have eaten up the Great Eastern Church ,so they think!
But these last bites are going to be hard to swallow for them ,we'll see to it I promise.
Steve S

United States

#5 Jun 28, 2007
JUST WHEN I was starting to lean towards getting convinced that perhaps Turk reputation and methods were misunderstood and possibly they were the righteous all along in their history, while jealousy created the disdain and reputation...they drag themselves back down...hahahahahahahahahaaaaaa aa...now what can a turk say??? Have you ever heard of c-r-e-d-i-b-i-l-i-t-y????? LOL, lol, lol.....

“You look yummy”

Since: Jun 07

Balikesir, Turkey

#6 Jun 28, 2007
Templar wrote:
A muslim court decides who is a orthodox patriarch. Is this Turkish freedom of religion? And this country wants to join EU.
it is not a muslim court. turkey is a secular country. and this country dont want to join the EU
Steve S

United States

#7 Jun 28, 2007
Bugra wrote:
<quoted text>
it is not a muslim court. turkey is a secular country. and this country dont want to join the EU
thatisbullshit
Andrea C

Assisi, Italy

#8 Jul 21, 2007
I dont understend why a laic government has the necessity to menage religious affaires of its country. The status of Ecumenical Patriarchate is an exclusive choice of orthodox churchs. Then, Turkey has an international obligation to safeguarde the Patriarchate on the basis of international treaties. Finally, I accept the idea of Turkey in EU, but it is necessary that it respects human rights and religious freedom. W Ecumenical Patriarchate! W a real laic Turkey!
Rose

UK

#9 Jul 21, 2007
It's a strange situation. It's like the EU telling the Pope that he is only in charge of Vatican City.

I was unable to access the article and so I am setting up this one:

http://www.iht.com/articles/ap/2007/06/26/eur...
Rose

UK

#10 Jul 21, 2007
Bugra wrote:
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it is not a muslim court. turkey is a secular country. and this country dont want to join the EU
Some people want to be in the EU. That's why they are making reforms.
willow

Nerviano, Italy

#11 Jul 21, 2007
Rose wrote:
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Some people want to be in the EU. That's why they are making reforms.
Luckily those people diminish day by day!:) Hope this will keep them out.
ladyteacher

Izmir, Turkey

#12 Jul 21, 2007
willow wrote:
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Luckily those people diminish day by day!:) Hope this will keep them out.
Is this your true wish or...just sarcasm?
willow

Biassono, Italy

#13 Jul 21, 2007
It's a true wish of mine not to have TR in the EU, with no sarcasm.
As far as I could notice, the turkish appreciation towards the EU got sinking quite fast, year by year, and this makes the things easier for those who don't want the accession, who seem to be the majority on both sides.

Regards.

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