Patriarch Bartholomew’s house broken into, Istanbul

Patriarch Bartholomew’s house broken into, Istanbul
Patriarch Bartholomew Photo: AP Photo / Emrah Gurel

The incident was reported to the police and they are now looking for the burglars.

Three masked men broke into the house of Bartholomew I of Constantinople, when he was away at a meeting with his Greek compatriots. The news was reported by RIA Novosti with reference to the Anatoli newspaper.

According to the publication, the incident occurred on November 16, when Bartholomew was at a public event of his compatriots. CCTV cameras recorded three masked men entering the house, where the housekeeper was, who noticed the burglars.

The men ransacked the house, but it is not yet clear whether they stole anything. Preliminarily it was said that nothing was taken, the newspaper pens. The incident was reported to the police and they are now looking for the burglars.

The patriarch’s residence is in a complex of buildings protected by a private company, and it is unclear how the burglars could have gotten in unnoticed by the guards.

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