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'Visions of the future from the Ecumenical Patriarchate'
« on: July 21, 2011, 08:10:25 PM »
The Greek Orthodox community in Turkey is one percent of the population it was fifty years ago. However, there are hopes that the Christian community may soon increase.

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According to Father Anagnostopulos, "pressure applied by previous Turkish governments" forced these people out. "This pressure has disappeared in recent years, but those who left are not able to return," he added.

The Patriarchate hopes that those who wish to return are allowed to come back and, with the proper paperwork, become priests or teachers. He would also like for the Turkish government to grant work permits to foreign Orthodox Christians who wish to come work as priests or teachers.
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Re: 'Visions of the future from the Ecumenical Patriarchate'
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2011, 08:49:21 PM »
In the meantime Russian immigration into Turkey has been increasing hugely.  They now outnumber Greeks in Turkey.  Their canonical authority is the Patriarchate of Constantinople and there is the chance that they will be dominant.


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Re: 'Visions of the future from the Ecumenical Patriarchate'
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2011, 09:27:38 PM »
100,000 Russians in Istanbul...
100,000 Georgians in Turkey...
40,000-70,000 Armenians...
2,500 Greeks in all Turkey...
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272,500 Orthodox Christians in a land of 73 million people, but what was once the center of the Christian Empire... So sad...