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Serb Patriarch visits Halki School of Theology in Turkey

25. October 2011. | 10:53

Source: AMNA

Serbia's Patriarch Irinej on Monday paid a visit to the Theological School of Halki, the former Orthodox seminary on the island of Heybeliada in Turkey, accompanied by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.

Serbia's Patriarch Irinej on Monday paid a visit to the Theological School of Halki, the former Orthodox seminary on the island of Heybeliada in Turkey, accompanied by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew.

The party was received by the Metropolitan of Proussis Elpidoforos, the new abbot of the Halki Monastery that maintains the premises of the former seminary since it was closed by the Turkish government in 1971.

The Serbian Patriarch attended an official dinner at the monastery and then departed for the seat of the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Fanar in order to continue his visit.

An international campaign to persuade Turkey to reopen the theological school entered its 40th year in 2011.

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British Muslim writer, Idris Tawfiq, calls on the Turkish government to re-open the seminary. You can read the article here:
http://www.idristawfiq.com/index.php?news=255

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