Patriarchal Proclamation of Christmas 2010.

Prot. No. 1338

BARTHOLOMEW

By the Mercy of God Archbishop of Constantinople-New Rome

and Ecumenical Patriarch

To the Plenitude of the Church

Grace, Peace and Mercy from the Savior Christ Born in Bethlehem

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Greek Orthodox Patriarchate gears up to ask Ankara for return of more properties

The title deed for the Büyükada Orphanage was delivered to Cem Sofuoğlu, an attorney representing the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate, on Monday, prompting the patriarchate’s attorneys to request the return of other buildings that belong to Turkey’s Greek minority foundations. Patriarch Bartholomew (inset)

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Thomas Hammarberg, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, in favor of reopening Halki

A briefing discussion – review of the progress made so far on religious freedoms and human rights on the life of the Ecumenical Patriarchate and the Greek Diaspora was held between the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, Thomas Hammarberg, who visited Phanar with two of his associates.

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