Tag: Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia is regularly subjected to vandalism

The now-mosque also faces neglect in the form of trash lying around and layers of dust.

Hagia Sophia has been vandalised

Experts commented and fear for the future of the building without proper maintenance and protection.

Hagia Sophia cathedral hosts first Muslim prayers in 88 years

Hagia Sophia used to be one of the main Christian cathedrals.

UNESCO reacts to the conversion of Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia used to operate as a museum and any changes to that status is understood to negatively impact its UNESCO standing.

Turkey’s Orthodox Challenge Hagia Sophia Conversion

The conversion violates the rights of Orthodox Greeks living in the country.

Islamic Prayers Scheduled at Turkey’s Chora Church

This was intended to pave the way for converting Hagia Sophia into a mosque, which indeed occurred this past July

Turkey converts another renowned church into a mosque

The Chora Church, located in Istanbul, is considered second in renown compared to the Hagia Sophia.

Turkey sends message through Trabzon Hagia Sophia

Trabzon’s Hagia Sophia is smaller than its Istanbul namesake, but shares a similar history. It is a conserved Byzantine church.

Hagia Sophia reopens as Grand Mosque

A cathedral once the centre of Eastern Orthodox Christianity has seen its identity changed yet again..

Catholic bishops join Orthodox in 'Day of Mourning' for Hagia Sophia

July 24, was declared a “Day of Mourning” as the former Byzantine cathedral opened for formal Islamic Friday prayers this day