EDICULE OVER HOLY SEPULCHRE TO OPEN MARCH 22-25

Pravoslavie.ru - March 2017 The edicule over the Tomb of the Lord will open for pilgrims somewhere between March 22 and 25, following the completion of restoration, stated Patriarch Theophilos of Jersalem at a meeting with the St. Andrew the First-Called Foundation in Jerusalem, reports RIA-Novosti. Earlier the head of the Russian Spiritual Mission announced that the ...

THE TURKISH STATE OPENS A CASE TO RECOVER THE LANDS RETURNED TO THE ECUMENICAL PATRIARCHATE IN RECENT YEARS

Agenzia Fides - April 2016 Turkey has opened a case against the Ecumenical Patriarchate of Constantinople, to cancel the legal acts by which some lands were returned to the Orthodox Patriarchal See, in compliance with the laws providing restitution to minority religious communities of goods seized in the past by the Turkish authorities. This was reported by ...

Saudi Bombers ‘Seriously Damage’ Church in Yemen

Raymond Ibrahim - May 2015 According to Agenzia Fides, a Catholic church in Yemen was seriously damaged during a Saudi bombing raid around mid-May. The church of the Immaculate Conception in Aden was earlier occupied by Houthi rebels who had vandalized the interior of the church. The air strike by Saudi bombers—in support of the Yemeni government in its ...

Armenian and Syrian Orthodox Patriarchs: Recognize the Armenian and Assyrian Genocide

Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Mar Ignatius Aphrem II (holding Cross) praying at the Assyrian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan, Armenia.

Agenzia Fides - 21/10/14 The primate of the Armenian Apostolic Church and the Syrian Orthodox Church are turning to the whole Christian world and the international community so that, on the occasion of the centennial commemorations the crimes committed against the Armenians and Syriac Christians in 1915, in the current territories of Turkey, are recognized and condemned. The ...

ISIS Erases Syriac Culture : Christian Teachings From Schools

By Gabriel Ruiz http://www.christiantoday.com.au - September 2014 In a move to further establish the Islamic caliphate, ISIS militants have imposed the mandatory removal of all Syriac and Christian teachings from school curricula. Educational institutes across Mosul and Nineveh Plain bearing Christian names, such as the St Thomas Christian school, will also be renamed under the new policy issued by ...

Car bomb attacks in Syria are targeting Christian neighborhoods and Churches

2/11/2012 Monday, October 29. A car bomb exploded in Jaramana, a suburb of Damascus killing 11 people and injuring more than 60 people according to the state-run TV, and Syrian officials. The blast damaged apartment buildings and shops in this Christian and Druze neighborhood. Over the weekend, His Holiness Ignatius Zakka of the Syrian Orthodox Patriarchate in ...

Christians held hostage in Syria

  ASSIST News Service 3/10/2012 In addition to the 150 civilians who were detained earlier, another 130 Christians have been kidnapped in the village of Rableh, in western Syria on the border with Lebanon, by armed gangs in the area, creating a group of 280 hostages. Local sources of Agenzia Fides, the information service of the Pontifical Mission Societies, ...