H.Res.506 - Calling upon the Government of Turkey to facilitate the reopening of the Ecumenical Patriarchate's Theological School of Halki without condition or further delay.112th Congress (2011-2012)
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|Sponsor:||Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-9] (Introduced 12/20/2011)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||06/07/2012 Ordered to be Reported (Amended) by Voice Vote. (All Actions)|
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Summary: H.Res.506 — 112th Congress (2011-2012)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (12/20/2011)
Welcomes: (1) the historic meeting between Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I; and (2) the positive gestures by the government of Turkey towards the Ecumenical Patriarch, including allowing the liturgical celebration by the Ecumenical Patriarch at the historic Sumela Monastery and returning the former Greek Orphanage on Buyukada Island to the Ecumenical Patriarchate.
Urges the government of Turkey to facilitate the reopening of the Ecumenical Patriarchate's Theological School of Halki and to address other longstanding concerns relating to the Ecumenical Patriarchate.