An initiative to have Petar Petrovic Njegos canonized has been withdrawn from procedure and the Assembly of the Serbian Orthodox Church will not involve itself with that topic, said Church spokesperson Bishop Irinej of Backa on May 23. The initiative to proclaim Njegos a saint was submitted by the Metropolitanate of Montenegro and the Littoral, ...
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Last week, hundreds of Coptic Christians in Egypt stood up to a mob of 20 thousand Muslims. They risked their lives to protect their church, their religious freedom and each other. As Copts continue to suffer and die and their churches and property are destroyed, Christians have begun to notice ...
After decades of leasing land to the government, the Greek Patriarchate's sale to a private, foreign buyer may signal inflated prices ahead for current residents.
The Greek Patriarchate of Jerusalem sold off a plot of land in Jerusalem, containing hundreds of residential units in dozens of buildings, to a foreign buyer.
The plot, consisting of dozens ...
Ruane Remy, The Catholic Register
TORONTO - Three years ago, Rami Kaai took his family from Toronto to visit relatives in his Syrian birthplace of Al Hamidiya in the city of Homs.
“We’re happy there, we have a lot of cousins,” Kaai’s children told him. The plan was to return one day.
But three years later his relatives ...
Nuri Kino, World Watch Monitor
Syrian opposition leader Sabra now says he doesn't know of bishops' whereabouts, after giving more certain account two weeks ago.
The leader of the Syrian opposition coalition is backing away from previous reports that he is certain of the location and condition of two Syrian Orthodox bishops kidnapped April 22.
George Sabra, ...