Tag: bartholomew
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...