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Source: The Holy See in the Italian

Headline: ASIA/TURKEY – “Fatwa egyptian”against those who want to convert into a Mosque Ayasofya. Expects the pronouncement of the Council of State

Istanbul – The Council of the Turkish State, in a session put on the agenda for next Thursday, July 2, will consider the possibility of opening of new islamic worship in the monumental complex of Ayasofya, overturning the decision in 1934, The Turkish government had converted into a simple museum, the ancient byzantine Basilica converted into a mosque after the ottoman conquest of Constantinople . The pronouncement of the Council of State, will represent an institutional response to a strong impact, which will allow you to assess the realistic possibility of success of the pressing put in place by sectors of the political leadership of the Turkish to reopen again to the islamic worship of the ancient byzantine Basilica of Hagia Sophia. In recent days, as reported by the Fides Agency , the Turkish media have published rumors according to which the same Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan would have given instructions to start legal proceedings aimed at changing the status of the monumental complex of Ayasofya, to celebrate again in that place religious rites islamic without closing it to the flow of tourist visits.

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