Journalistic Investigation: Who is Behind the Abduction and Brutal Murder of Syrian Christian Hierarchs from Aleppo?

Mansur Sahib with Nadine Martin, Klaus Ulbricht, and Fatih  Mehmetoglu- OCP News Service - 12/1/2020 Abduction and Brutal Murder of Syrian Christian Hierarchs (download PDF File) The events of this investigation occurred more than six years ago. However, the incident is still shrouded in mystery and periodically appear in the world media headlines. Background Back in 2013, two inconspicuous ...

Papa Stratis the ‘Savior’ of Refugees in Lesvos Passes Away

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Ioanna Zikakou - Greek Reporter - 3/9/15 Greek Orthodox priest Papa Stratis was only 57 years old but the work that he left behind changed the lives of many people and will be remembered forever. The Greek priest, also known by the name Efstratios Dimou carried the Cross of thousands of people, helping migrants and refugees who ...

Eritreas Human Right Abuses Condemned

By Press Release Opendoors, Open Doors - November 2013 Last week we reported the death of Wehazit Berhane Debesai who succumbed to pneumonia in an Eritrean prison. Wehazit, an Eritrean Christian, was denied medical attention because she refused to renounce her Christian beliefs. In a separate event around the time of her death, approximately 70 Christians ...

Gunmen kill 3 in shooting spree at Egyptian Coptic church

21/10/13 At least three people were killed, including an eight-year-old girl, and around 12 others wounded after unknown gunmen opened fire on wedding guests outside a Coptic Christian church in a suburb of the Egyptian capital on Sunday night. "There were two men on a motorbike and one of them opened fire," said Egypt's interior ministry. Coptic priest ...

Eritrea: Christians Continue to Face Persecution

Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent - 13/6/13 ASMARA, ERITREA (Worthy News)– Religious persecution in Eritrea is at its highest ever and getting even worse, according to World Watch Monitor, the news outlet of Open Doors, a Christian charity that ranked Eritrea 10th on its World Watch List. This year alone, 191 Christians have already been arrested in ...

In Eritrea, ‘Persecution greater than ever and getting worse’

June 2013 ALSO READ:The Detained Patriarch, Persecuted Christians and a Dying Church Religious persecution in Eritrea is at its "highest level ever and getting worse", an Eritrean Christian leader, who cannot be named for security reasons, has told the Christian charity Open Doors International. Thirty-seven Christian students from the College of Arts and Social Sciences in the town ...

Regime-change calls stir Syrian Christians’ unease

“Promoting dialogue”: the leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill I, at a meeting with President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, in Damascus, last Sunday REUTERS

Gerald Butt 18/11/2011 THE minority Christian community in Syria is feeling increasingly uncomfortable and nervous as the country becomes squeezed more and more by Arab and international governments. As the violent repression of anti-regime protests in Syria continues, and more civilian and military deaths are reported each day, King Abdullah of Jordan has become the first Arab leader ...

No more art with religious and political icons!- Pakistani newspaper Report

Artists were found guilty of extremism and ordered to pay large fines by a Moscow court for an exhibition that wounded Russian Orthodox sensibilities in juxtaposing religious icons with pornography. Rights group Amnesty International said the verdict was shameful and “another blow to freedom of expression in Russia”. A Moscow court cleared leading art curators ...