After the decision of the Turkish government to turn the centuries old church, Saint Sophia, into a mosque has also triggered the reaction of the Albanian Orthodox Church.
The head of this church, Archbishop Anastasios, this act goes against the co-existence of religions and civilizations.
“This act is part of those tragic decisions and actions which go against the hope of our era for co-existence of religions and civilizations. This decision takes us back to dark times. A country such as Turkey, which aspires to be at the forefront, chooses to be part of an old culture”, the archbishop said in his reaction. TemA