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Halki’s Chapel of the Transfiguration left in ruins

ICC Note: Unannounced demolition of church that had recently been restored with the permission of local authorities shows yet again that Turkey does not have a good handle on protecting religious freedom.

11/17/07 Turkey (AsiaNews) – A XVII century chapel dedicated to Our Lord’s Transfiguration, which lies in front of the Haliki School of Theology, was almost completely destroyed yesterday by Forest Guards. The Church had been recently restored with the permission of local authorities. Demolishers had begun tearing down the building without any prior warning, which is called for in such cases.

Only at the last minute was the total destruction of the chapel avoided… [Go To Full Story]