Hesitating position of Bartholomew on Hagia Sophia


A hesitant, shaky, and colorful opinion is characteristic of the position of the Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew, on converting Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the Hagia Sophia Museum into a mosque.
Father Bartholomew issued several subliminal statements, which contain no condemnation of an idea, an explicit, clear and unequivocal position, and it seems that he was awaiting the American position that he used to walk in his shadows, support and adoption without referring to the foundations and teachings of the Church.

But the surprise was that this did not happen, as the White House neglected the event and did not care to convert Hagia Sophia to a mosque and the Pope remained in Constantinople puzzled, and opened the way for wide interpretation of his statements and statements that were not accurate in the first place, and all even loyalists considered him as a shaky leader who is unable From expressing even an open or clear opinion.

Otherwise, the Orthodox Church in Moscow had given a decisive stance, and announced immediately after the decision to convert the Hagia Sophia Cathedral from a museum to a mosque, it was a hasty and politically motivated decision, and confirmed that the Turkish authorities ignored the numerous calls made by many local Orthodox churches, including In that the Russian Church, and regretted that this decision was made in haste and needlessly implemented immediately. We see no other logic in this decision than political logic. ”

Patriarch Kirill saw that he did not wait for the position of Moscow or the countries loyal to it in order to identify with it, but rather proceeded from a strong ground based on beliefs, history and position, which qualifies the Orthodox Church in Moscow to assume leadership and lead the Orthodox Christian communities in the world

Father Bartholomew used to implement the American demands and contributed effectively to the split and dismantling of the Orthodox Church when he recognized the Church and its mandate in Ukraine, and even contributed to its defection from the Mother Church in Moscow. His policy in the United States and the world is one word.

It is noteworthy that the Turkish Supreme Administrative Court, on July 10, canceled the decision of 1934 to convert the Hagia Sophia from a mosque to a museum. Soon after that, Erdogan announced that he had signed a decree converting the museum into a mosque and began performing prayers in it.

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