Status of Hagia Sofia at the Disposal of the Turkish President : Verdict to be Announced in Fifteen Days 

OCP News Service - 2/7/2020 Istanbul:  The status of Hagia Sofia, the original Cathedral of the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople and the one of the world’s finest Byzantine Orthodox architectural masterpiece is put under the disposal of the Turkish government headed by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan by the top administrative court of Turkey.  The court also stated that a verdict will be announced within the next 15 days to determine the fate of the historic Orthodox cathedral.  Erdogan has been pushing the conversion of Cathedral (now a museum) amid international pressure.  Source:  OCP News Service 

Statues of Emperor Haile Selassie and Ras Makonnen Destroyed

OCP News Service - 7/2/2020 Global: A statue of former Ethiopian Emperor Haile Selassie has been destroyed in the Wimbledon Park in south-west London. The statue was destroyed by a group of more than 100 people. The incident has been linked to the recent unrest in Ethiopia as a result of the murder of the popular Oromian ...

Saint Lazarus Day in Gracanica: We will Persevere with the God’s Power and our Faith

Church of Serbia - 7/2/2020 Serbian Saint Lazarus Day was solemnly celebrated in the monastery of Gracanica with the Holy Hierarchal Liturgy celebrated by Bishop Atanasije of Zaholm-Herzegovina, with the concelebration of the clergy of the Diocese of Raska - Prizren. Liturgical responses were sung by the church choir from Cacak, with the participation of several hundred ...