European bishops criticize Türkiye: “Another heavy blow for interreligious dialogue”


The Commission of the Bishops’ Conferences of the European Union (COMECE) commented on Thursday, May 23, 2024, on the recent implementation of the Turkish authorities’ decision to convert the Church of the Saviour in Chora into a mosque. “This step further dilutes the historical roots of the Christian presence in the country. Any initiative for interreligious dialogue promoted by the Turkish authorities loses credibility.”

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