In Istanbul appears a Christian Church, the permission for its construction was obtained for the first time in 70 years. On 11 January, the Agency “RIA Novosti” said the head of the Foundation of the monastery of Mor Gabriel Kuryakos Ergun.
“This is the first Christian Church in Turkey after the temple was built in the 1950’s Midyat in southeastern Mardin province”, — he said.
The first stone of the Church of St. Ephraim will be laid in February, and construction will be completed in two years. The temple will be built at the expense of the Assyrian community, reports the news.
As noted by Gabriel Kuryakos ergün, the construction of the Church should, as one Catholic Church of the Holy virgin Mary in the town in which live about 30 thousand Assyrians, is not enough.