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Sourb Prkich (Holy Saviour) Church (9th cent.), photo 1900s to 1910s; The remnants after the acts of explosion and destruction carried out between the 1950s and 1960s, photo by Samvel Karapetian, 07.21.2006.

Senators Brown, Feinstein & Kirk Introduce Return of Churches Resolution in Senate

Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA)
Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA)
Sen. Mark Kirk

WASHINGTON, DC - Senators Scott Brown (R-MA), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) introduced a bipartisan measure, today, calling upon the Secretary of State to press Turkey to return stolen Christian church properties and allow full freedom of faith for religious minorities, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

Spearheaded by Senator Brown, who holds a seat on the Armed Services Committee, Senator Feinstein, who serves as Chairwoman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senator Kirk, who serves on the Appropriations Committee, the measure most notably calls upon Turkey to return all confiscated Christian church properties, including "churches and other places of worship, monasteries, schools, hospitals, monuments, relics, holy sites, and other religious properties, including movable properties, such as artwork, manuscripts, vestments, vessels, and other artifacts." More. . .

Take Action: Send a Free ANCA WebMail to your Senators urging them to cosponsors S.Res.392 - the Return of Churches resolution.