Türkei: Patriarch Bartholomew, Greek PM in joint call for reopening of Halki seminary
Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras expressed their shared hope that the Halki Orthodox seminary, which was shut down by Turkish authorities in 1971, will soon reopen. Tsipras thanked Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew for the tour of the school (high school and seminary) where he went from the island of Imvros at the age of 15 to train for the priesthood, in.gr reports. Tsipras and Bartholomew symbolically planted a tree in the expansive gardens of the seminary.
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