Pope Francis: Vatican had 2,000 sex abuse cases backlog, sluggishness complaints justified

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RT.com - 15/5/17 The Vatican had a backlog of 2,000 cases while processing allegations of sex abuse by priests, Pope Francis has said, adding that complaints over the slow pace of the Catholic Church’s inquiries are justified. The Pope addressed the issue for the first time since March, when abuse survivor, Marie Collins, announced her resignation from the ...

Protecting Freedom of Belief & Christian Minorities in Zones of Conflict

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Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate - 15/5/17 His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II was invited to give a talk in a discussion panel on “Protecting Freedom of Belief and Christian Minorities in Zones of Conflict”. Panelists included Prof. Thomas Schirrmacher, Director of the International Institute for Religious Freedom and President of the International Council of the International Society ...

Patriarch Daniel about Orthodox confessors during communism: ‘The light of their sacrificial faith has overcome the darkness of the atheist regime’

Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 15/5/17  Message by His Beatitude Daniel, Patriarch of the Romanian Orthodox Church, at the Hope in Faith Conference, organised by Ploiești Penitentiary in collaboration with the Romanian Patriarchate at the Holy Cross social, pastoral Centre in Caraiman, Bușteni, Prahova County, Wednesday, 10 May 2017: The Hope in faith Conference, organised by the ...

The depiction of the Holy Trinity

OODGER- Fr. Panayiotis Vardouniotis - Euxh.gr - May 2017 Hagiography is not any ordinary drawing; it is a portrayal that contains theology. The hagiographer expresses theology from within the image. So, let’s see what the hagiography of “Abraham’s Hospitality” teaches us: According to the narration of chapter 18 of the Book of Genesis, Abraham – who was very hospitable ...

Catholicos of All Armenians Congratulates Newly Elected President of France

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Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - 15/5/17 On May 10, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; sent a congratulatory message to Mr. Emanuel Macron, newly elected President of the Republic of France. “France has been and continues to be, one of the powerful and foremost countries of the European family, that today ...

Bishop Calinic officiates final Memorial Service for Metropolitan Jacob, Venerable Fathers Silas, Paisios and Nathan

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Aurelian Iftimiu - Basilica News Agency - 15/5/17 In accordance with the Orthodox tradition, His Grace Calinic of Botoşani, Assistant Bishop to the Archdiocese of Iaşi, officiated Saturday evening the final Memorial Service for Metropolitan Jacob of Putna, as well as for the Venerable Fathers Silas, Paisios and Nathan before the proclamation of their canonisation to take ...

Volunteer Defenders Union Day in the Mother See

Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin - May 2017 On May 8, the Volunteer Defenders Union Day was celebrated in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. Under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; a Divine Liturgy was celebrated in the Mother Cathedral. The celebrant was His Grace Bishop Arshak Khachatryan. The ...