By Emily Judd, Al Arabiya
Christians around the world will unite on Friday in observing a ‘Day of Mourning’ for the Hagia Sophia following Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s decision to convert the ancient building from a museum into a mosque.
Hagia Sophia controversy
July 24 is a Day of Mourning for #haghiasophia and we join @goarch in offering our prayers for the restoration of Hagia Sophia as a place of prayer and reflection for all peoples. https://t.co/5SKQtmhnR9
— U.S. Catholic Bishops (@USCCB) July 21, 2020
Hagia Sophia significance
Erdgon motivated by politics