Assyrians in Northern Syria Condemn School Closures By Kurds

The Amal Assyrian Elementary School in Hasaka, Syria.

  AINA - 26/8/18 (AINA) -- In a letter sent to the so-called "Autonomous Self-Government in the Jezira Region," the German Society for Threatened Peoples (GfbV), the Assyrian Federation in Germany and the European Sections (ZAVD) appealed to the Kurdish authorities in the northern Syria region of Jazira not to impose new curricula on Christian private schools in the ...

SVOTS Opens Annual $3,000 Scholarship Essay Contest

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  SVOTS - August 2018 [SVOTS Communications / YONKERS, NY] St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary (SVOTS) has announced the 2018 St. Matthias Merit Scholarship Essay Contest as part of the school’s ongoing efforts to help its students afford the costs of theological education and formation. The essay contest is open to current seminarians only. The winning student will see ...

Pope Francis Faces Strong Backlash in Ireland Over Child Abuse Issue – Reports

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  Sputniknews - 26/8/18 MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Pope Francis has arrived in Ireland on an official two-day visit, which is the first visit by a leader of the Catholic Church to the country in over four decades, the broadcaster RTE reported. According to RTE, the pope will meet with Irish President Michael D. Higgins in the latter’s residence on Sunday. An oak tree ...

Vatican Continues to Hide Abuse Perpetrators – Anti-Abuse Activist

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  Sputniknews - August 2018 Pope Francis has condemned sex abuse and clerical cover-ups in a letter to all Catholics. This comes after a grand jury in the US last week released a report revealing seven decades of abuse by over 300 priests against 1,000 minors in Pennsylvania. Sputnik discussed this with David Clohessy, former executive director of SNAP — the ...

Feast-day of the Church of the Transfiguration of the Lord in Belgrade

Church of Serbia - 26/8/18 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, served the Holy Liturgy in the church of the Transfiguration of the Lord in the Vidikovac District of Belgrade on the occasion of the patron’s feast-day of the church, on 19 August 2018. His Holiness was concelebrated by priests of the Archbishopric of Belgrade-Karlovac: protopresbyter-staurophorBrankoMitrovic, presbyters Nikola ...