Massacre at Texas Church Kills 27, Including Shooter – Reports

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Sputniknews - 6/11/17 A mass shooting at a small church in mid-Texas has left 27 people dead, including children, while many more have been wounded, according to reports. The killings are said to have begun about 11:30 a.m., local time, at the First Baptist church in Sutherland Springs, southeast of San Antonio, Texas, according to the BBC. A local sheriff, Joe Tackitt, earlier stated ...

The SECRET LETTERS of Pope John Paul II

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16/2/16 - Yulia Khoma Read BBC News on the The secret letters of Pope John Paul II Pope John Paul II letters reveal 32-year relationship with woman http://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/feb/15/pope-john-paul-ii-letters-reveal-32-year-relationship-with-woman Letters seen by the BBC to Anna-Teresa Tymieniecka, a married woman, shed new light on Pope John Paul II's emotional life. Source:

BBC Manchester interviews Fr Varghese Lal on the faith & practices of the Ancient Malankara Orthodox Church

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OCP News Service – 13/4/15 Visit to hear the Interview: Visit the website of Indian Orthodox Church here: Contact Fr Varghese Lal in Facebook here: Manchester/United Kingdom: Talaat Farooq of BBC Manchester interviewed Fr.Varghese Lal (Media Manager of the Information Services of the Indian Orthodox Manlankara Church) priest on the faith and practices of the ancient Indian Orthodox Malankara ...

Metropolitan Abba Seraphim on BBC News 24 in response to Coptic killings by Da’ish

On Monday 16 February Metropolitan Abba Seraphim of of Glastonbury - Primate of the British Orthodox Church within the Coptic Orthodox Patriarchate attended the 5pm BBC "on the hour" news broadcast to share his opinion on recent killings of Coptic people by Da'ish in Libya. Source:

Former Sudanese Detainee to Launch Campaign Against Religious Persecution

RIA Novosti - October 2014 MOSCOW, September 28 (RIA Novosti) - A former Sudanese detainee, Mariam Ibrahim, who was charged with apostasy and managed to escape a death sentence, is planning to launch a campaign for those arrested for religious reasons, BBC reports. “Sadly, this was all under the guise of the law,” she said, adding that most ...

Battle for Syria Christian town of Maaloula continues

14/9/13 A BBC correspondent in Syria has said the battle for an ancient Christian town is continuing, despite reports that government forces had retaken it. Jeremy Bowen said that a heavy gunfight with rebels was continuing in Maaloula, with smoke rising into the sky. He added that he had not seen evidence confirming religious sites had been damaged ...

Egypt’s Coptic Christians dread further backlash

By Caroline Wyatt BBC News, Cairo - 15/8/13 As tensions rise again in Egypt, the country's Christians are dreading a further backlash. The Coptic Orthodox Church is one of Christianity's oldest, founded in Alexandria around 50 AD. But since President Mohammed Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood were removed from power by the military in early July, Islamist extremists ...

A Manipulation that Does Not Honour BBC Television Station

9/8/13 In regard to the documentary entitled “Although it is the poorest country of the EU, a church is built in Romania every three days”, presented by the BBC on 3 August 2013, and taken over with no critical discrimination whatsoever by some Romanian mass media means, the Romanian Patriarchate explains: The construction of new places of ...

Georgia’s mighty Orthodox Church

1/7/13 - BBC When several dozen Georgian Orthodox priests led tens of thousands of people on a violent attack against a small group of gay rights activists in Tbilisi earlier this year, much of the rest of the country was horrified, writes journalist Paul Rimple, who has been based in the country for 10 years. Georgians pride ...

The last of the Armenians

22/6/13 Once a flourishing community in Bengal, Armenians have dwindled in number to such an extent that only one man now represents the entire community in Dhaka. He is known by his Anglicised name of Michael Joseph Martin. When Martin, now in his late seventies, dies, it will throw into doubt the future of the Armenian Apostolic ...

Russia’s Orthodox Church Reintegrates Youth Through Parkour

Deana Kjuka 19/10/2012 Airbrushing Patriarch Kirill’s extravagant watch, banning Zombie parades, calling for punishment of the Pussy Riot members for their “performance” in Moscow's Orthodox cathedral, and passing a law banning “homosexual propaganda” in St. Petersburg are just a few examples of the stories which over the past year have made their rounds in the international ...

Mursi faces challenge to bring Egypt’s Copts on side

2/7/2012 BBC One of the toughest challenges that will face Egypt’s new President, Mohammed Mursi, will be relations with the country’s Coptic Christian community. In the presidential run-off election, Copts, who make up about 10% of the population, voted overwhelmingly for Mr Mursi’s rival, former Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq, motivated by concerns about having an Islamist as head ...

Sir Mark Tully: The Christian who believes in Karma

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By Dean Nelson 3/12/2011 After 46 years in India, the BBC’s Sir Mark Tully has found his Anglican beliefs adapting in a most unconventional way. Most mornings, Sir Mark Tully, the celebrated veteran BBC India correspondent and still one of Britain’s favourite broadcasters, can be seen walking his two Labradors in New Delhi’s ancient Lodhi Gardens. Cane in ...

Christian support for the Baathists

By ABDULHAMIT BILICI 27/11/2011 According to classic templates that abound, one would really expect this article to discuss how a Muslim group was supporting an authoritarian, bloody-handed regime. This is because of all the religions it is generally Islam that issues like terrorism, dictatorships and the support of authoritarian regimes are linked and considered synonymous with. So ...

St. Vladimir’s Seminary Trustees Attend Conference on Christian Witness in the Middle East

7/7/2011 [SVOTS Communications/Yonkers, NY] —Two trustees from St. Vladimir's Orthodox Theological Seminary, Board Chair Anne Glynn-Mackoul and The Rev. Dr. Philip LeMasters, recently attended an international conference titled “Christian Presence and Witness in the Middle East Today: Theological and Political Challenges." The conference was held June 19–23, 2011 in Volos, Greece at the invitation of the ...

Egypt Muslim-Christian clashes: 190 face military Trial

8/5/2011 BBC The al-Azraa church went up in flames during the clashes More than 190 people detained after fatal clashes between Muslims and Christians in Cairo are to face military trials, Egypt's army says. The ruling Supreme Council of the Armed Forces called the move a "deterrent" against further violence. Earlier the prime minister postponed a visit to the Gulf ...

Cairo: Muslims and Christians clash in Imbaba

8/5/2011 BBC At least five people have been killed and dozens more wounded during clashes between Muslims and Christians in Cairo, Egyptian officials say. The clashes - in the suburb of Imbaba - came after Muslims attacked a church to free a Christian woman, witnesses said. They alleged she was being held against her will because she wanted to ...

Russian Scholar to Lecture on Musical Instruments of the Bible

St Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary Date: October 5, 2010 Have you ever wondered about the "harps, stringed instruments, tambourines, sistrums, and cymbals" mentioned in the Psalms, and the role instruments played in the religious, social, public, and private life of ancient Israel? Have you ever wondered why the Orthodox Church ceased using musical instruments in its ...