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Source: Agenzia Fides – MIL OSI

Headline: ASIA/MIDDLE EAST – Churches and ecumenical bodies in the Middle East: the “reconversion” of Ayasofya is a sabotage of the new paths of brotherhood between Christians and Muslims

Istanbul – The decision of the current Turkish leadership to reconvert the monumental complex of Ayasofia in Istanbul as a mosque represents “an attack on religious freedom”, also protected by international rules. This is what the Middle East Council of Churches underlines in a statement in which it firmly deplores the umpteenth change of use of the ancient Christian basilica sanctioned by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In its pronouncement, the MECC

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