Friday, July 1, 2011

Syria’s Minorities Fear Sectarian Split Amid Protests

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Rev. Fr.Gabriel Daoud is a Syriac Orthodox priest in Damascus. He says his parish is nervous about the growing protest movement and believes it's anti-Christian.

By DEBORAH AMOS 30/6/2011 In Syria, a four-month protest movement and a government crackdown have strained the country’s ethnic and sectarian mix. The government and military command are dominated by Alawites, a minority sect that is an offshoot of Shiite Islam. The protesters are mostly Sunnis and ethnic Kurds. Syrian officials have warned of sectarian […]

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Egypt Court Dismisses Claims that Christians Kidnapped Islamic Convert

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Camilia Shehata

By Daniel Blake | Christian Post Contributor 1/7/2011 An Egyptian court has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Muslims requesting the disclosure of the wife of a Coptic priest, whom the Muslims allege converted to Islam and was being held against her will by Christians. The demand to know the whereabouts of Camilia Shehata was rejected […]

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Churches reject calls for international protection for ‘persecuted’ Copts

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Emad Khalil 28/06/2011 Representatives of the three Egyptian Churches and several Coptic activists condemned on Tuesday a demand made to the US Congress by some expatriate Copts calling for international protection for Coptic Christians in Egypt. Bishop Markos of Shubra al-Kheima told Al-Masry Al-Youm that he rejects the demands. “Copts fall under the protection of […]

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Pope Shenouda: Those killed in ‘fights’ are not necessarily Martyrs

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Emad Khali 30/06/2011 People who get killed in fights are not necessarily martyrs, the head of Egypt’s Coptic Church, Pope Shenouda III, has stated. Shenouda did not clarify what he meant by “fights.” On Tuesday night, clashes broke out between police forces and protesters at Cairo’s Tahrir Square, leaving hundreds injured. In a Wednesday statement, […]

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UNESCO: AN ATTEMPT AT RENAMING SERBIAN SANCTITIES IN KOSOVO-METOHIJA AND AT FALSIFYING HISTORY

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30/6/2011 A true diplomatic war for the protection of Serbian sanctities in Kosovo-Metohija has been waged in UNESCO in Paris these days. An attempt at obliterating the centuries-long medieval Serb cultural heritage in Kosovo-Metohija has been made again. More from Ljiljana Sinđelić Nikolić. The sanctities of the Serbian Orthodox Church cannot be passed …

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Serbia given a minute to defend its Heritage

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Mastilović – Jasnić 01. 07. 2011 Foto: Nebojša Marković ‘Attempt that four Serbian monuments of culture – monasteries Pecka Patrijarsija, Decani, Gracanica and Bogorodica Ljeviska are renamed as ‘Kosovo monuments’ is the most flagrant violation of the international law and is shameful attempt to support those who want to erase every trace of Serbian presence […]

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Armenian Pontiff Concludes Pontifical Visit to Saint Petersburg

July 1, 2011 News

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, Information Services 29/6/2011 On the morning of June 29, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, on the final day of his Pontifical visit, traveled to the Armenian Church of the Holy Resurrection on Vasilyevsky Island. Following a prayer service held in the Cathedral, His Holiness […]

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Catholicos of All Armenians met with Governor of St. Petersburg

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29/6/2011 Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II visited St. Petersburg on the occasion of celebrations dedicated to 300th anniversary of local Armenian community. Catholicos met with the Governor of St, Petersburg Valentina Matvienko on June 28. The sides touched upon the cooperation and close relations of Armenian Apostolic and Russian Orthodox churches, as well as […]

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Greek Orthodox Church of America Opposes Same-Sex Marriage

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By Anastasia Chaini 30/6/2011 The Greek Orthodox Church of America, has reiterated its opposition on same-sex marriage. In a related announcement published on August 13, 2003 by the Standing Conference of Canonical Orthodox Bishops in America (SCOBA) has now been republished and represents more than five million Orthodox Christians in the U.S. According to the […]

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