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Turkey Restores Land to Ancient Monastery
Catholic Culture ^ | 2/28/14

Posted on 02/28/2014 6:15:03 AM PST by marshmallow

The Turkish government has restored 60 acres of land to Mor Gabriel, a Syrian Orthodox monastery founded in 397, according to a report in Hürriyet Daily News, an Istanbul-based newspaper.

“We are happy to receive back the deed of the land without coming to the European Court of Human Rights phase,” said the president of the Mor Gabriel Foundation.

An appeals court in Turkey had ruled in 2012 that the building sits on land not owned by the monks.

An additional 79 acres have yet to be restored to the monastery, though Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in September that the larger parcel would be returned as well.


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1 posted on 02/28/2014 6:15:03 AM PST by marshmallow
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To: marshmallow

What? A magnanimous muslim? What does he have in is other hand?


2 posted on 02/28/2014 6:21:40 AM PST by onedoug
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To: marshmallow

Wow. Some good news.


3 posted on 02/28/2014 6:22:37 AM PST by The Truth Will Make You Free
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To: marshmallow
Some images of the monastery




4 posted on 02/28/2014 6:30:45 AM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: COBOL2Java

Beautifully built to the Glory of God!


5 posted on 02/28/2014 6:34:48 AM PST by frogjerk (We are conservatives. Not libertarians, not "fiscal conservatives", not moderates)
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To: onedoug; marshmallow; The Truth Will Make You Free

” What? A magnanimous muslim? What does he have in is other hand?”

Exactly right. You do well to be suspicious.

All of these Christian properties that are betting returned were actually confiscated by Ataturk after the Turkish Revolution where he and his cohort officially made Turkey a secular state. This was done in conjunction with getting rid of the Caliphate.

Erdogan wants to re-establish the Caliphate and return things to the status quo prior to the Revolution.

Art some point, expect the Hagia Sophia to be converted from a museum, like it is now, back into Buyuk Ayasofya Camii.


6 posted on 02/28/2014 6:43:01 AM PST by markomalley (Nothing emboldens the wicked so greatly as the lack of courage on the part of the good -- Leo XIII)
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To: marshmallow

Wonder if we can find a Moslem judge to say the same about al Aqsa?


7 posted on 02/28/2014 6:44:11 AM PST by rjsimmon (1-20-2013 The Tree of Liberty Thirsts)
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To: markomalley

.....Or maybe he wants to “look good” in the eyes of the Christians.


8 posted on 02/28/2014 11:32:41 AM PST by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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