Chaldean Patriarch: Iraq is a ‘Humanitarian Catastrophe’ – Urgent Action Needed

11/3/15 By Louis Raphael I Sako Baghdad -- The Kurdish peshmerga forces, backed by US air strikes, have launched a new offensive against the militia of the Islamic State in Kirkuk, a town in northern Iraq's oil-rich and strategically important province. The peshmerga are advancing from the south-west towards the center, to crush the jihadist militias who, ...

The Bishops’ Conference of the Russian Orthodox Church opens in Moscow

On 2 February 2015, the Bishops’ Conference of the Russian Orthodox Church began its work in the Hall of Church Councils at the Church of Christ the Saviour under the chairmanship of His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia. Taking part in the Conference is the majority of bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church. His ...