A restored mosaic in the famous St. Sophia Church, Istanbul.
The famous Blue Mosque, Istanbul.
The St. Sophia Church, Istanbul, was a Christian Church, converted into a mosque hundreds of years ago. Today it is being restored and is a museum.
The Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, world Orthodox leader, addresses the ELCA delegation at a farewell lunheon Feb. 9 in Istanbul. ELCA Presiding and LWF President Bishop Mark Hanson, to the patriarch's right, looks on.