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Ethiomonarchist

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Tempers have been rising lately as indications increase that the Turkish government may be planning to turn the Hagia Sophia Cathedral back into a mosque.  The Ottomans had converted Eastern Orthodoxy's ranking cathedral into a mosque when they conquered Constantinople in 1453.  With the fall of the Ottoman empire, secular Turkey had converted the building into a museum.  The rumors that the increasingly Islamist regime in Turkey could turn the building back into a mosque is angering Orthodox Christians around the world.

http://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/news/2013/11/greece-angered-over-turkish-deputy-pms-hagia-sophia-remarks/

http://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/news/2013/11/saint-sophia-under-siege/

http://www.catholicculture.org/news/headlines/index.cfm?storyid=19747

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/0794494a-4e1b-11e3-8fa5-00144feabdc0.html

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"God and history shall remember your judgment." (Quote from Emperor Haile Selassie I's speech to the League of Nations to plead for assistance against the Italian Invasion, 1936.)
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Took seven years, but we can now remove the question mark. Although no Christian I share the dismay at this regressive move expressed in the article by the WCC and other bodies.
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