Iconoclasm No More: UK Returns 12 Stolen Orthodox Relics to Greece

Greek Ministry of Culture and Sports

Sputniknews - 7/8/2020 Greece recently welcomed back 12 stolen Greek Orthodox icons from the United Kingdom. The priceless religious art pieces were stolen in 2005 from the Monastery of the Dormition of the Visokos Virgin, which is located near the village of Kalouta in the Zagori municipality of Epirus. They were returned by the UK last month, the ...

Remembrance Day of All Victims and Exiled Serbs in the Armed Operation “Storm” in Croatia

Church of Serbia - 7/8/2020 His Holiness Serbian Patriarch Irinej officiated a memorial service for the killed Serbs in the armed operation “Storm” in Croatia in 1995. The memorial service was officiated at Sremska Raca, Serbia, on 4th August 2020. The President of the Republic of Serbia, Aleksandar Vucic, and the Serbian member of the Presidency of Bosnia ...

Metropolitan Porfirije: War is a Defeat of All

Church of Serbia - 7/8/2020 On the 25th anniversary of the beginning of the military action “Storm”, on Tuesday, August 4, 2020, Metropolitan Porfirije of Zagreb-Ljubljana, served as a memorial service for the innocent victims of the war in the 1990s. Surrounded by the clergy of the Cathedral in Zagreb, representatives of the Serbian National Council and ...

International Orthodox Christian Charities Responding to Lebanon Blast

IOCC - 7/8/2020 Humanitarian Organization Offers Emergency Assistance in Wake of Deadly Explosion. Baltimore, Md. (August 6, 2020) – Following the deadly explosion that caused massive destruction across the city of Beirut, Lebanon, International Orthodox Christian Charities (IOCC) released emergency funds to immediately assist those affected. IOCC deployed $150,000 in emergency funding and began conversations with institutional donors ...

Remembering the 1933 Massacre of Assyrians in Iraq

AINA - Abdulmesih BarAbraham - 7/8/2020 (AINA) -- On the 87th anniversary of the massacre of Simmele, where the Iraqi Army systematically massacred the inhabitants of more than one hundred Assyrian villages in northern Iraq, Joseph Yacoub, honorary Professor of political science at the Catholic University of Lyon, published an article in French titled Le drame ...