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September 18, 2015  (Source: https://www.lifesitenews.com)

A firestorm of controversy has erupted in the Orthodox Church over its Ecumenical Patriarch planning to honor vice president and possible presidential candidate Joe Biden.

Vice President Biden is scheduled to receive the highest award bestowed by the Greek Orthodox Church, the Athenagoras Human Rights Award. The award will be presented at the organization’s annual banquet Saturday, October 17, at the New York City Hilton Hotel.

The award is a kind of “thanks” to Biden for two publicized visits to Istanbul, where Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew leads a very small cadre of Orthodox bishops. The Ecumenical Patriarch is a figurehead leader of the world’s 300 million Orthodox Christians; he has no authority over any other Orthodox bishop.

In December 2011, Biden became the first sitting vice president to visit what is called “the Phanar,” which means “lantern” and refers to the Ecumenical Patriarch’s base of operations. In November 2014, Biden returned for a second official visit.

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September 18, 2015

Phanar Gives Biden Highest Award

September 18, 2015  (Source: https://www.lifesitenews.com) A firestorm of controversy has erupted in the Orthodox Church over its Ecumenical Patriarch planning to honor vice president and possible presidential […]
August 4, 2015

Phanar Ecumenist Kallistos Ware to Speak at Monophysite-Coptic Feminist Conference

August 04, 2015 Well-known heretical Phanar Ecumenist, Metropolitan Kallistos Ware, a proponent of “women’s ordination”, plans to speak at a conference run by heretical Coptic Monophysite “Orthodox […]
May 22, 2015

Phanar Communique on Lutheran-World Orthodox Ecumenism

May 21, 2015  (Source: http://fanarion.blogspot.com) 16th Session of the International Joint Commission on the Theological Dialogue between the Orthodox Church and the Lutheran World Federation  Rhodes, Greece, 28 […]
December 1, 2014

Francis and Bartholomew New Joint-Declaration: “We call on all religious leaders to pursue and to strengthen interreligious dialogue”

December 01, 2014  (Source: http://www.patriarchate.org) We, Pope Francis and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, express our profound gratitude to God for the gift of this new encounter enabling […]