Many of these martyrs had opposed the patriarchate 's policy of accommodation with the Soviet regime.
These policies changed during World War II, and in 1943 the regime accepted an accommodation with the Church that restored the patriarchate .
He annually invited political and religious leaders to the patriarchate to celebrate the Muslim holy month of Ramadan with fellowship and religious-patriotic speeches by all sides.
Shortly after, Bulgaria established its own patriarchate , independent of the Eastern Orthodox Church in Constantinople.
the patriarchate of Constantinople
While visiting the Catholic patriarchate of Baghdad in May 1999, the Pope kissed a copy of the Koran offered to him by a Muslim.
Clergy introducing innovative programs have been heavily scrutinized by the patriarchate , especially in Moscow.
Local parishes across the country have raised funds to rebuild and restore churches destroyed by the Soviets, with some support from the Moscow patriarchate .
Al-Moallaqa Church was the seat of the bishop of Babylon (that is, Fustat) in the seventh century, and of the Coptic patriarchate in the ninth.
Mehmet II, who collected Christian relics and occasionally watched a Christian service, even revived the Oecumenical patriarchate , the senior see of Orthodox Christianity.