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PM Mitsotakis and Archbishop Ieronymos Discuss Hagia Sophia Conversion to Mosque

ATHENS — Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis contacted Archbishop of Athens and All Greece Ieronymos to discuss Turkey's decision to convert Hagia Sophia from a museum into a mosque, government sources said on Sunday.

According to the sources, they had a lengthy discussion on the "profane" conversion of the early Christian basilica into a mosque and the further actions that will be taken by the Greek government and the Church.

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