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Istanbul’s Hagia Sophia opens as a mosque for Muslim prayers

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has joined hundreds of worshippers for the first Muslim prayers in 86 years inside Hagia Sophia – the Istanbul...

Prayers held at Hagia Sophia after mosque reconversion

Hundreds of Muslims are to take part in prayers at Istanbul’s landmark Hagia Sophia after its controversial reconversion into a mosque. The Friday prayers...

Pope ‘deeply pained’ over Turkey’s Hagia Sophia decision

Pope Francis has said he is “deeply pained” over the decision by Turkey to change the status of Hagia Sophia from a museum to...

World Council of Churches expresses dismay over Hagia Sophia decision

The World Council of Churches has written to Turkey’s president expressing “grief and dismay” over the decision to change the status of Istanbul’s landmark...

Hagia Sophia formally restored as mosque by Turkish president

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has formally reconverted Istanbul’s sixth-century Hagia Sophia into a mosque. He declared it open to Muslim worship on Friday, hours...

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