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US Greek Orthodox Church seeks UN assistance over Turkey’s Hagia Sophia conversion

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Muslims gather for evening prayers in front of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey, July 10, 2020 © REUTERS/Murad Sezer
‘A slap in the face of all Christianity worldwide’: Conversion of Hagia Sophia into mosque infuriates Russian Orthodox Church

Erdogan has promised to keep the Hagia Sophia open as a museum outside of worship hours, but the move still generated condemnation from religious and secular authorities worldwide. The UN said it was “disappointed” in the Turkish leader, while EU and US leaders urged him not to go ahead with the move. 

Russian Orthodox bishop Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk described the move as “a slap in the face” to Christians worldwide. 

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