Saturday, July 16, 2011

Bulgarian Archeologists Unearth Precious Finds at Perperikon

July 16, 2011 News

15/7/2011 The first precious archeological finds for 2011 at the Thracian rock sanctuary Perperikon in southern Bulgaria are already a fact, according to Bulgaria’s top archeologist, Prof. Nikolay Ovcharov. The finds include a magnificent bronze cross from the 10th – 11th century, a lead medallion with a swastika and Runes’ signs. Ovcharov hopes that by […]

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Hillary Clinton Visits Ecumenical Patriarchate

July 16, 2011 Featured News

16/7/2011 US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton met with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew at the Patriarchy in Istanbul, Saturday July 16, 2011. Hilary Clinton said Saturday that the United States was troubled by Turkey’s arrests of dozens of journalists, calling the moves inconsistent with the economic and political progress the moderate Muslim nation has made. […]

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Athens debt crisis taxes cosy ties between state and Greek Orthodox Church

July 16, 2011 News

15/7/2011 The Greek Orthodox Church owns more land than anyone except the state, employs thousands on the public payroll, has a stake in the nation’s biggest bank, but campaigners say its tax payments are derisory. The Church vehemently denies accusations it is one of Greece’s biggest tax dodgers and says it is playing a vital […]

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Alexandria church leaders threaten protests over ‘slow’ investigations

July 16, 2011 News

16/07/2011 The Coptic Orthodox Church in Alexandria threatened protests in response to what it described as the slow pace of investigations into the church bombing that took place during Coptic Christmas celebrations this year. The church said concerned authorities “ignored several reports and memorandums it sent to the Supreme Council of the Armed Forces, attorney […]

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Batak Martyrs Relics Become Property of Bulgarian Orthodox Church

July 16, 2011 News

16/7/2011 The relics of the Batak martyrs are now property of the Bulgarian Orthodox Church, according to the decision of the Batak Town Hall. The town council people, cited by the Bulgarian daily Trud (Labor), are giving the relics to the Plovdiv bishopric, saying their action is removing administrative hurdles, causing tensions. Until now the […]

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Georgia: Church-State Dispute in Tbilisi Exposes Anti-Armenian Undertones

July 16, 2011 News

Molly Corso 15/7/2011 A dispute over efforts to strengthen the legal rights of minority religions has opened a new fault line in Georgia’s fractured political landscape. It is also helping to define the limits of the governing United National Movement’s influence. Civil code amendments, passed on July 5, will allow “those faiths that are considered […]

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