Thursday, October 14, 2010

Constantinopolitan Orthodox Metropolitan Sentenced to Five Years in Jail

Turkish authorities on the Princes' Islands just sentenced a metropolitan of the Ecumenical Patriarchate to five years in jail for rebuilding a church they tore down in 2007 after they illegally appropriated the land around it from the Church of Constantinople. A fuller account can be found here. Some things never change...


  1. And this is the country that wants to join the EU? I'd laugh if I didn't know they were serious.