H.Res.188 - Calling upon the Government of Turkey to facilitate the reopening of the Ecumenical Patriarchate's Theological School of Halki without condition or further delay.113th Congress (2013-2014)
|Sponsor:||Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12] (Introduced 04/26/2013)|
|Committees:||House - Foreign Affairs|
|Latest Action:||11/19/2013 Forwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee by Unanimous Consent .|
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Summary: H.Res.188 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)
Introduced in House (04/26/2013)
Welcomes past and future meetings between Prime Minister of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I.
Welcomes the positive gestures by the government of Turkey, including: (1) allowing the liturgical celebration by the Ecumenical Patriarch at the historic Sumela Monastery, (2) returning the former Greek Orphanage on Buyukada Island to the Ecumenical Patriarchate, and (3) returning the 190 hectares of forestland to the Greek Orthodox foundation listed as owner-of-record of the Theological School of Halki.
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.