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While most Western leaders silently watched the conversion of Hagia Sophia, one of Christianity's holiest churches, into a mosque, India's Hindus seem to have bucked the trend. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday laid the foundation stone for a temple on the holy Hindu site destroyed by the Muslim invaders in the sixteenth century. 

Church bells across Greece tolled in mourning on Friday as neighboring Turkey held its first Islamic prayer marking the conversion of Hagia Sophia cathedral into a mosque, Greek newspapers reported. Hagia Sophia, the first cathedral of the Eastern Roman Empire, is particularly sacred to Christian Orthodox believers, represented largely by the Greek Church. 

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