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A top administrative court in Greece has ruled that school students who follow the Greek Orthodox Christian faith are not eligible for exemptions from

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Patriarch Bartholomew signing the tomos of autocephaly of the Orthodox Church of Ukraine

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Profiles in Faith: Patriarch Bartholomew Bridges East-West Christian Divide

INTRODUCTION His All Holiness Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew is the 270th Patriarch of the Eastern Orthodox Church. Born in present-day Turkey in 1940, Dimitrios Archontonis,