Two Aramean (Syriac) Christians killed, five others injured in Northeast Syria

WCA - 13/11/2019 Yesterday, two Arameans (Syriacs) were killed on the road from Qamishli to Deir Ezzor by two unidentified gunmen. The two victims were a priest of the Armenian Catholic Church in Qamishli and his father. A few hours later, three big explosives went off in Qamishli, killing several civilians and injuring a dozen of ...

Old Armenian Catholic Church Bombed in Syria

Raymond Ibrahim - January 2015 A number of Christian churches, some around 200 year old, were bombed by Islamic rebels last Friday in Aleppo, Syria. Among them was the Armenian Catholic Cathedral, St. Rita — or, “Our Lady of Pity,” built in 1830 — which was left partially destroyed. According to the Aleppo-based Rev. Fr. Krikor Milad, ...

Archbishop Mor Divanasios Behnan Jajawi laid to rest

Syriac Orthodox Church of Antioch and All East 20/2/14 On Wednesday, 19.02.2014, 11:30 hrs mortal remains of Mor Divanasios Behnan Jajawi laid to rest. Funeral prayers were led by Their Eminence Mor Timothy Khoury and Mor Silvanus Peter and assisted by the Bishop of the Armenian Orthodox Church His Grace Sipan Kjjian and Armenian Catholic Church Monsignor ...

Sourp Kevork Armenian Church in Mardin Selected as “One of the 7 Most Threatened Landmarks in Europe”

13/6/13 The Sourp Kevork (St. George) Armenian Apostolic Church (Mardin,Turkey) has been selected as one of the seven most threatened landmarks in Europe by Europa Nostra, a leading European heritage organization. The announcement was made yesterday by Europa Nostra, together with the European Investment Bank Institute, at a press conference in Athens, on the eve of its ...

Armenian Church of Istanbul in fire

23/5/2012 Turkish news site Sondakika said a four-storey building next to the Armenian Catholic Church of Saint Astvatsatsin in Istanbul was caught in fire. The fire burning on the roof and then expanding in the whole building has partially damaged the church. The firefighters managed to stop the fire saving the church from a complete damage. No casualties ...

Istanbul’s Armenian community to establish New Hospital

8/4/2011 PanARMENIAN.Net - Istanbul’s Armenian community has started efforts to establish a community hospital fully equipped with the latest technology. The Armenian community already has two hospitals in Istanbul. One is owned by the Armenian Apostolic Church, the other by the Armenian Catholic Church; both were established in Ottoman times. The new hospital will be situated on a ...