Thursday, July 21, 2011

US message to Turkey about the Ecumenical Patriarchate

Section 808 of the house of representatives resolution H.R. 2583
referring to the Ecumenical Patriarchate:

The United States calls on the Republic of Turkey
(1) based on the goals specified in the draft of
the European Union Constitution, eliminate all
forms of discrimination, particularly those forms
based on race or religion, and immediately—
(A) grant the Ecumenical Patriarchate
appropriate international recognition and
ecclesiastic succession;
(B) grant the Ecumenical Patriarchate the
right to train clergy of all nationalities, not just
Turkish nationals; and
(C) respect the human rights and property
rights of the Ecumenical Patriarchate;
(2) pledge to uphold and safeguard religious
and human rights without compromise; and
(3) continue the achievement of processes and
programs to modernize and democratize its society.

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