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The Ecumenical Patriarch with the President of Turkey at the inauguration of a Syro-Chaldean Church

Yesterday, Sunday 8 October 2023, in Agios Stefanos in Constantinople, (Yeşilköy) in the presence of His All-Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and the President of Turkey R.T. Erdoğan and the other religious leaders of the country, the inauguration of the first church founded during the period of the Turkish Republic, i.e. after 1923, took place.

The Church of Mor Efrem (Saint Ephraim) belongs to the Assyrian Church (Syriac Orthodox) and was built with the contribution of the Turkish State and the offerings of the Christian Syro-Chaldean citizens of Turkey.

The opening ceremony was also attended by representatives of the Greek Community of Constantinople.

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