Tag: bartholomew
Macedonia 06.10.20 | 23:29

Former US Ambassador to Macedonia Philip Reeker meets with Patriarch Bartholomew

Ambassador Philip Reeker, in charge of European and Eurasian Affairs at the US State Department, accompanied by US Ambassador in Ankara David Satterfield, visited the Ecumenical Patriarchate on Saturday, October 3, 2020. Ambassador Reeker was received by Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, with whom he...

Macedonia 22.09.20 | 22:20

Macedonian Orthodox faithful deserve church independence and autocephalous Macedonian Orthodox Church, Zaev says in a letter to Bartholomew

The Prime Minister Zoran Zaev sent a letter to Bartholomew, Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch, in which he referred to the meeting in Istanbul where his support was sought in the recognition of the autocephalous status of the Macedonian Orthodox Church-Ohrid Archbishopric...

Macedonia 20.09.20 | 11:42

Pendarovski urges Bartholomew to use prerogative and make Macedonian Orthodox faithful equal with others

History says that we should continually adapt with time and use it for the well-being of people. The Ecumenical Patriarchate is an example of how one can remain consistent with values but at the same time be dynamic in facing current challenges, says President Stevo Pendarovski in the letter to Bartholomew,...

Balkans 14.07.20 | 11:44

Greek Government joins patriarch Bartholomew in his push over Hagia Sophia

The Greek Government joined the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew in his opposition to the Turkish decision to repurpose the Hagia Sophia cathedral into a mosque. The cathedral was declared a museum by the Turkish authorities in the 1930-ies, but now under President Erdogan it is again turned into a mosque. Greek...

Macedonia 13.01.20 | 14:05

Spasovski took Zaev to Istanbul for a meeting with Patriarch Bartholomew

Interim Prime Minister Oliver Spasovski went to Istanbul today for a meeting with the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew today, and invited the SDSM party leader Zoran Zaev to join the delegation. It’s unclear in what official capacity was Zaev invited to Istanbul, especially following the highly...

Macedonia 03.10.19 | 21:01

Bishop Petar says the Macedonian church is waiting for talks with the Ecumenical Patriarchate

Bishop Petar of the Macedonian Orthodox Church says that they are not in direct talks with the Ecumenical Patriarchate in Istanbul, but he hopes that official talks will begin soon. Macedonia is hoping that, with the Prespa treaty, Patriarch Bartholomew may move to recognize the Macedonian church –...

Macedonia 12.07.19 | 10:50

Dimovski: Thanks to Zaev, Patriarch Bartholomew will not recognize the Macedonian church for as long as he lives

Following Zoran Zaev’s prank calls scandal, VMRO-DPMNE member of Parliament Ilija Dimovski observed that Macedonia has no chance of having its church recognized by the Ecumenical Patriarch. In the three recorded conversations, Russian comedian Lexus who was pretending to be the then Ukrainian President...

Macedonia 09.07.19 | 00:46

Prank: Zaev recorded accepting to pay a bribe of 100.000 EUR to Patriarch Bartholomew for his recognition of the Macedonian church

The prank conversations between Zoran Zaev and Russian comedians Vovan and Lexus include a moment when Zaev agrees to the request to pay a bribe to the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of 100.000 EUR. The two Russian jokers called Zaev pretending to be Ukrainian President Petro Porosenko and NATO Secretary...