Archbishop of Athens and all Greece Jerome expressed to the Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew the support of the Greek Orthodox Church, reported the Athens Archdiocese.
The state Council, Turkey's highest administrative court on Friday annulled the decision of 1934 the transformation of Hagia Sophia into a Museum. Immediately after President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that he had signed a decree about the transformation of the Cathedral into a mosque and the beginning of Muslim worship there. They will begin on July 24.
Prime Minister of Greece Kyriakos Mitsotakis called from Corfu, where he is on the trip, the Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew and expressed its "solidarity and support", reported the press service of the Prime Minister.
The Mitsotakis called Bartholomew on the following day after the decision of Turkey to make the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul the mosque.