Catholicos Applies to Azeri Muslim Leader for Armenian Captive

24/8/13 YEREVAN—Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II has applied to Azeri spiritual leader Sheikh-ul-Islam Haji Allahshukur Pashazadeh to secure the release of Armenian soldier Hakob Injighulian, who was captured while accidentally wandering past the Azeri border on August 7, said Fr. Vahram Melikyan, Head of Information Services at the Mother See of Holy ...

President Ilham Aliyev congratulates Orthodox Christians in Azerbaijan

4/5/13 Baku – APA. President Ilham Aliyev has congratulated Orthodox Christian community of Azerbaijan, APA reports. The message of congratulations says: "Dear compatriots! I congratulate you on the sacred Easter, extend my best wishes to you. Throughout the centuries mutual respect, confidence and fraternal relations have existed among different nations and religions in the Azerbaijani society, where high ...

Georgia,Turkey Hold Mosque-for-Church Talks

Giorgi Lomsadze - 28/3/13 A new mosque will be a bridge between Turkey and Georgia, according to Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmed Davutoğlu, but, depending on how the matter is handled, the sanctuary could also become a wall between the two countries. Georgia, Turkey and Azerbaijan -- the only three mutually friendly countries to be found in the South ...

Washington Community Remembers Sumgait Pogroms

4/3/13 WASHINGTON—Shouting “We Remember Sumgait” and “Justice for Gurgen Margaryan,” Greater Washington, DC area Armenian Americans braved freezing temperatures today to commemorate the victims of twenty-five years of Azerbaijani violence and to stand in solidarity with the people of the independent Republic of Nagorno Karabakh, in their effort to secure a fair and lasting peace. The protest, ...

Patriarch Kirill on four years as Patriarch: a lot has been done, a lot remains to do

Moscow, February 1, Interfax – Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia served a liturgy in the Cathedral of Christ the Savior on the fourth anniversary of his enthronement as patriarch. “These four years were full of so many events that would be enough for forty years and even more,” the Patriarch said after the liturgy. A ...

‘No nuance of Orthodox community’s life escapes president’s attention’

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10/1/13 There is no disagreement between the representatives of the various religious denominations in Azerbaijan. The statement came from Archbishop Alexander of Baku and Azerbaijan at a reception hosted by the Baku-Azerbaijan Diocese on the occasion of Christmas. "President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev congratulated the Azerbaijani people on the New Year, especially with a greeting addressed to the ...

Religious leader congratulates Orthodox Christians of Azerbaijan

7/1/13 Caucasus Muslims Department chief Allahshukur Pashazade has congratulated the Archbishop of Baku and Azerbaijan, Alexander and the orthodox community of Azerbaijan on Christmas. "On behalf of Muslims and personally on my own behalf I congratulate you and all representatives of the orthodox community of Azerbaijan on Christmas. I share your happiness on occasion of this great holiday, ...

President congratulates Orthodox Christians

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5/1/2013 President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has congratulated the Orthodox Christian community of Azerbaijan on Christmas. The congratulatory message reads: "Dear fellow countrymen, I extend my heartfelt congratulations and best wishes to you and the whole Christian community of Azerbaijan on the holy Christmas-the birth of Prophet Jesus. World religions in Azerbaijan have peacefully coexisted for centuries. Historical ...

Armenian Americans demand Azeri axe-murderer’s re-incarceration

10/9/2012 PanARMENIAN.Net - Armenian Americans from throughout the Greater Washington DC area called Hungary's release and Azerbaijan's pardon and glorification of convicted axe-murderer Ramil Safarov a travesty of justice and pressed for the killer's immediate re-incarceration, at a demonstration held in front of the Hungarian Embassy. "Hungary's extradition of an unrepentant axe-murderer to Azerbaijan, where his actions ...

Azerbaijani version of Patriarch Kirill’s book ‘Freedom and Responsibility: In a Search of Harmony’ presented in Baku

9/7/2012 On June 23, 2012, a presentation of the book by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia ‘Freedom and Responsibility: In a Search for Harmony’ took place at the Muslim Board for the Caucasus. Published in 2008 in Russia, it is a collection of the Patriarch’s speeches and articles united under the theme ...

Russian Orthodox Church: Equality of different religions in Azerbaijan confirmed by actions

Trend I.Isabalayeva 23/6/2012 All religions in Azerbaijan are equal, and this is confirmed not only by documents, but also by actions, Bishop of Baku and Azerbaijan Alexander (Alexander Ishein) said on Saturday at the awarding ceremony with the Dostlug (Friendship) Order organized at the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations. "Compared with other countries there are no ...

Pilgrims allowed back into Azerbaijan monastery

23/5/2012 GARDABANI, Georgia (AP) — Pilgrims to one of former Soviet Georgia's most renowned monasteries, part of which lies in Azerbaijan, are again able to visit the entire complex after an agreement between two countries. Early this month, Azerbaijan began blocking pilgrims from visiting the approximately 2 percent of the David Gareja monastery complex inside its borders. ...

Georgian, Azerbaijani FMs Discuss Disputed Border Section in Monastery Complex Area

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Civil Georgia, Tbilisi 19/5/2012 Georgian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers held a phone conversation on May 17 to discuss a recent controversy, caused after repositioning of Azerbaijani border guards on May 6 in a disputed border section running through Davit Gareji monastery complex, no longer allowing visitors from Georgia to access some of the sites of the ...

Serbian Patriarch Irinej meets with delegation from Azerbaijan

3/5/2012 His Holiness Irinej received on May 2, 2012 in an official visit the delegation from Azerbaijan: Elcin Efendiyev, deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan; Archbishop Aleksandar Bakinski from the Russian Orthodox Church; Shejkulislam Allahshyukur Pashazde, President of Administration of Caucasian Muslims; Salaman Musayev, the first deputy President of the Administration of Caucasian Muslims; Mugedes Payizov, head ...

Religious leaders appeal for Khojaly recognition

22/2/2012 The heads of four religious denominations in Azerbaijan have issued an appeal to parliaments and heads of state to recognize the Khojaly massacre as genocide. The 20th anniversary of the massacre falls on Sunday 26 February. During the night of 25-26 February 1992, 613 Azerbaijani civilians were killed in an attack by Armenian forces, backed by an ...

Azerbaijani ambassador: Armenians try to represent Karabakh conflict as religious to Europe

Trend E.Tariverdiyeva 2/2/2012 Russia has recently proved that it wants the OSCE Minsk group to promote the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict, the Azerbaijani ambassador to Italy Vagif Sadikhov said in an interview with the Italian Limes newspaper. "Russian presidents have organised over 10 meetings between the Azerbaijani and Armenian presidents over the years. Unfortunately, the Minsk ...

Commentary: Georgia’s Chokehold on Armenia Reaches Critical Level

By Edmond Y. Azadian 26/1/2012 While Armenian news media outlets have been concentrating on the French Senate action criminalizing the denial of the Armenian Genocide, closer to home relations with neighboring Georgia are causing heartaches for citizens and government officials alike. Relations are tense, to say the least. Georgian authorities are cognizant that they have the upper hand ...

Armenian residences of Tehran and Esfahan started 2012 in their Churches

10/1/2012 Armenian residences of Iran moved to Iran in 1605 when Shah Abbas was ruling over the country. Most of the Armenian immigrants settled in the cities of Tehran, Esfahan, Azerbaijan-Sharghi and Azerbaijan-Gharbi and today their seeds continue to live there. The New Year celebrations is being held every year in greatest and the most beautiful ...

President congratulates Azerbaijan’s Orthodox Christian Community

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5/1/2012 President Ilham Aliyev congratulated Azerbaijan’s Orthodox Christian community on Christmas. The letter reads: “I congratulate the whole Christian community of Azerbaijan on the occasion of Christmas and I extend my heartfelt greetings and best wishes to you on such a dear day. Religions and confessions in Azerbaijan famous a model of tolerance, place of inter- civilizations ...

Religious Leaders Call For Sniper Withdrawal In Nagorno-Karabakh

30/11/2011 YEREVAN -- The leading religious leaders of Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Russia have called for a withdrawal of snipers from the front lines in the disputed breakaway Azerbaijani region of Nagorno-Karabakh to stop bloodshed amid more reported casualties in the conflict zone, RFE/RL's Armenian Service reports. Russian Patriarch Kiril read out a statement that he made jointly ...

Controversial Visit: Religious leader of Azerbaijan “is not afraid” to say “all that needs to be said” in Yerevan

By ARIS GHAZINYAN ArmeniaNow reporter 28/11/2011 Sheikh ul-Islam and Grand Mufti of the Caucasus Allahshukur Pashazade’s visit to Yerevan is in the focus of public attention, and not only because he represents Azerbaijan. Pashazade arrived in Yerevan Monday, to participate in the meeting of the Presidium of the CIS Inter-Religious Council, along with leaders and representatives of religions ...