Gunmen kill 3 in shooting spree at Egyptian Coptic church

21/10/13 At least three people were killed, including an eight-year-old girl, and around 12 others wounded after unknown gunmen opened fire on wedding guests outside a Coptic Christian church in a suburb of the Egyptian capital on Sunday night. "There were two men on a motorbike and one of them opened fire," said Egypt's interior ministry. Coptic priest ...

Chicago centenarian honored as one of Armenian mass-slaughter’s last survivors

By Jennifer Delgado Tribune reporter - 21/10/13 Helen Paloian started her life without a home. Orphaned as a young child in Armenia, Paloian — then Helen Kherdian — wandered the streets, begging for food and shelter. She witnessed Ottoman Turk soldiers raid her village and deport the locals, just before mass killings that many historians call the Armenian ...

Kremlin ready to consider citizenship for Syrian Christians

21/10/13 Head of Russian Orthodox Church’s press service said that the Russian authorities should show kindness to these people, who are “in real danger.”  The Kremlin is ready to consider a Russian citizenship request from about 50,000 Syrian Christians when it receives it, a presidential spokesman said Friday. “We have not received any requests so far. These ...

Face-to-Face With the Miraculous

Thom Nickels Thom NickelsPhiladelphia-based author/journalist 21/10/13 I took to the road again but this time headed to visit one of my favorite places, Saint Tikhon's monastery. Saint Tikhon's is an Orthodox monastery about 40 minutes outside of Scranton. The three hour trip on Martz Trailways went without a hitch. One of the monks, Brother Stephen, was at ...

Egypt gunmen open fire on Coptic Christian wedding in Cairo

21/10/13 Three people, including a girl aged eight, died when gunmen on motorcycles opened fire on a wedding party outside a Coptic Christian church in Cairo. At least nine others were wounded in the attack in Giza, officials said. There was no immediate claim of responsibility. Egypt's Coptic Christian community has been targeted by some Islamists who accuse the ...

His Holiness Aram I meets representatives of countries and institutions at the European Union (EU) in Brussels

21/10/13 On the occasion of his presence in Brussels to address the 3rd Conference of the Armenian Genocide Committees in Europe, Catholicos Aram I of Cilicia had the opportunity to meet the representatives of countries and institutions at the EU during formal dinners. At a luncheon offered by the Ambassador of Lebanon to Belgium, the Catholicos met representatives ...

Serbian Patriarch Honors Consul General in Chicago

21/10/13 At a banquet held in honor of Consul General Desko Nikitovic, at New Gracanica Monastery, Chicago, His Grace Bishop Longin, presented Nikitovic with the medal of the Order of Czar Konstantin, which was conferred by Serbian Patriarch Irinej On Saturday, October 12, 2013, His Grace Bishop Longin, hosted a banquet at New Gracanica Monastery in honor of Desko ...

Side chapel consecrated at General Staff

21/10/13 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, with the concelebration of Bishop Porfirije of Jegar, Bishop in charge of the religious service in the Army, and Bishop Jovan of Lipljan, and in the presence of the chief of Staff of the Serbian Armed Forces General Ljubisa Dikovic, performed the great consecration of the liturgical area at the ...