Conference Testifies in Support of Religious Liberty for Orthodox Patriarch

The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople is the spiritual leader of millions of Orthodox faithful worldwide.  As a “first among equals” his role and ability to function has international consequences.  The Turkish government, however, has severely limited the patriarch’s religious freedom, by seizing property, closing seminaries, and restricting who may succeed the patriarch.  Since religious liberty is fundamental and Turkey’s actions eventually impact the Orthodox faithful in North Dakota, the North Dakota Catholic Conference supports a resolution calling on Turkey to grant the patriarch basic religious liberty.  The resolution is SCR 4014.
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