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PATRIARCH KIRILL’S CONDOLENCES OVER THE MURDER OF THIRTY ETHIOPIAN CHRISTIANS IN LIBYA

April 22, 2015 Featured News

April 2015 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia has expressed condolences over the murder of thirty Ethiopian Christians. His Holiness Abune Mathias Patriarch-Catholicos of Ethiopia Your Holiness, With grief and deep pain I have received the news about the brutal murder of thirty Christians of your flock in Libya. Again and again […]

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IN DEFENSE OF CHRISTIANS CONDEMNS ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

April 19, 2015 Featured News
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19/4/15 Washington, D.C. — In Defense of Christians (IDC) Executive Director Kirsten Evans today issued the following statement: “On Wednesday April 15th, the European Parliament joined its voice with other international bodies and adopted a resolution recognizing the Armenian Genocide, “paying tribute, on the eve of the centenary, to the memory of the one-and-a-half million […]

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ALEXANDRIAN PATRIARCHATE ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING THE SLAUGHTER OF 147 CHRISTIANS STUDENTS IN KENYA

April 5, 2015 Featured News

April 2015 The Patriarchate of Alexandria and All Africa strongly condemns the senseless act of indiscriminate terrorist violence of so many Kenyan Christian students. These heinous acts equal total contempt for the value of humanity and go against the right of every person for freedom of religion. They have a tragic effect on the Christian […]

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METROPOLITAN HILARION: THERE IS THE GENOCIDE OF CHRISTIANS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

April 4, 2015 Featured News

On March 29, 2015, Metropolitan Hilarion of Volokolamsk, who hosts the Church and the World program on Russia-24 TV network, had as his guest the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs Commissioner For Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law, Constantine Dolgov. Metropolitan Hilarion: Good afternoon, dear brothers and sisters! You are watching the Church and […]

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UNITED NATIONS HUMANS RIGHTS COUNCIL ADOPTS THE FIRST EVER STATEMENT IN SUPPORT OF CHRISTIANS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

March 20, 2015 Featured News
United Nations Humans Rights Council adopts the first ever statement in support of Christians in the Middle East

On March 13, 2015, the UN Human Rights Council, on the sidelines of its Session XXVII adopted a statement ‘Supporting the Human Rights of Christians and Other Communities, particularly in the Middle East’ initiated by Russia, the Vatican and Lebanon. The appearance of this statement has been dictated by the catastrophic situation of Christians in […]

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JEWS, CHRISTIANS AND MUSLIMS UNITE TO REPAIR MOUNT ZION CEMETERIES

March 7, 2015 Featured News
An arson attack on a Greek Orthodox seminary in Jerusalem last week is one of a number of suspected hate crimes against Christians and Muslims in the area.

Christian Today – March 2015 Christians and Muslims living on Mount Zion have been the target of numerous hate crimes in recent years, but representatives from all three religions are taking a stand against the intolerance by repairing the mount’s graveyards. Last week a Greek Orthodox Seminary on the mount was the site of an arson […]

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PRIMATE OF COPTIC CHURCH THANKS HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL FOR CONDOLENCES OVER MASS KILLING OF CHRISTIANS IN LIBYA

March 3, 2015 Featured News
Primate of Coptic Church thanks His Holiness Patriarch Kirill for condolences over mass killing of Christians in Libya

On 19 February 2015, the head of the Coptic Church, Patriarch Tawadros II, sent the following message to His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia: To Patriarch Kirill Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live” […]

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HIS HOLINESS PATRIARCH KIRILL’S CONDOLENCES OVER MASS KILLING OF COPTIC ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS IN LIBYA

February 18, 2015 Featured News

18/2/15 His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia sent condolences to the President of the Arab Republic of Egypt, Mr. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, and His Holiness Patriarch Tawadros II over the murder of over twenty Coptic Christians in Libya. His Excellency Mr. Abdel Fattah el-Sisi President Arab Republic of Egypt Your Excellency, dear […]

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PACE RECOGNIZES FACTS OF DISCRIMINATION AGAINST CHRISTIANS IN EUROPE

February 6, 2015 Featured News
PACE recognizes facts of discrimination against Christians in Europe

On 29 January 2015, Resolution 2036 (2015) tackling intolerance and discrimination in Europe was adopted at the winter session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. The Parliamentary Assembly called on the Council of Europe member States to ensure that the right of all individuals to freedom of religion and belief is respected, […]

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90 PERCENT OF IRAQ’S ORTHODOX CHRISTIANS ARE DISPLACED, ONLY 30 OF 600 ORTHODOX FAMILIES REMAIN IN BAGHDAD

November 29, 2014 Featured News
A displaced Iraqi man, who fled from the Islamic State violence in Mosul, poses for the camera with his daughters at Baherka refugee camp in Erbil, September 19, 2014.

29/11/14 As Islamic State extremists continue their reign of terror through Iraq and Syria, the chaos, violence and persecution forced upon the thousands of people in the region has caused 90 percent of Orthodox Christians in Iraq to flee the sanctity of their homes, according to the Greek Orthodox Bishop for Baghdad, Ghattas Hazim. Hazim, […]

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CHINESE CHRISTIANS SWELLING IN NUMBER AS ORTHODOX CHRISTIANITY GETS LEFT BEHIND

November 21, 2014 Featured News

ChinaTopix – November 2014 China, an officially atheist country that is converting into Christianity at breakneck speed, is bound to become the world’s largest Christian country with about 250 million faithful by 2030, save for one group-the Orthodox Christians. Yang Fenggang of Purdue University said that since the 1980s, the Chinese Christian community has been growing […]

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KING OF JORDAN PROMISES TO DEFEND CHRISTIANS FROM ISIS

September 24, 2014 Featured News

24/9/14 King Abdullah II of Jordan has reportedly promised to defend Christians from ISIS. King Abdullah believes that presence of Christians in the Middle East is necessary, which is why he has taken this responsibility upon himself, reports Romfea. The Latin Patriarch (Roman Catholic Archbishop) of Jerusalem Fouad Twal, commenting on the king’s statement, noted: […]

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ISIS EMPTIES NINEVEH PLAINS – 200,000 ARAMEAN CHRISTIANS FLED

August 9, 2014 Featured News
BREAKING: ISIS JUST EMPTIED NINEVEH PLAINS – 200,000 ARAMEAN CHRISTIANS FLED

9/8/14 “How many more crimes against humanity does the world wants to see before it finally speaks up? Where are the conscience and the sense of responsibility of the world leaders? Where are the principles of ethics and objective journalism by the mainstream media?” World Council of Arameans, Beirut: Last night, two Aramean children and […]

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THE PATRIARCHATE OF JERUSALEM CONDEMN PROCLAMATIONS AGAINST CHRISTIANS IN IRAQ

July 23, 2014 Featured News

July 2014 The Patriarchate of Jerusalem is alarmed upon hearing the horrifying statement issued by the Islamic State group, telling Christian communities in the Iraqi city of Mosul that they must convert to Islam, pay a jiziya tax, or give up all their possessions and leave the city, otherwise face imminent execution. The inhumane statement […]

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THE PATRIARCH OF ALEXANDRIA ON THE PRESENT AND FUTURE OF CHRISTIANS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

June 11, 2014 Featured News

May – June 2014 On 7th May 2014, His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa addressed the Conference for Religious Freedom and Security of Christian Communities in the Middle East and the Southern Mediterranean, which took place in the Senate Hall of the Greek Parliament. The Conference was convened on […]

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CHRISTIANS FROM SYRIA SPEAK WITH ONE VOICE: HISTORIC CONFERENCE IN GENEVA ON 8 MAY 2014

May 7, 2014 Featured News

May 2014 On 8 May 2014, a historic conference will take place in Geneva, Switzerland, where seven senior religious and secular leaders from Syria’s largest Christian churches will speak in a unified voice on the situation in their homeland, which is the cradle of civilization and Christianity. In addition, significant meetings at the United Nations […]

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ISRAELI BILL DISTINGUISHES CHRISTIANS FROM 1948 PALESTINIANS

March 7, 2014 Featured News

7/3/14 Israel’s legislative branch, known as the Knesset, passed a controversial bill into law that defines 1948 Christians Palestinians as “non-Arabs”, Israeli media reported. The new law – passed on Monday with a vote of 31 in favor and 6 against – for the first time differentiates Christian Palestinians from the rest of the Palestinian community, who had […]

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450,000 CHRISTIANS FLEE ATTACKS IN THE CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

December 9, 2013 Featured News

December 2013 The United Nations is demanding immediate support for the Central African Republic (CAR) during a very difficult period. Apparently over 450,000 people have fled their homes after the Muslim dominated Seleka took power and began persecuting Christians irrespective of the alleged government of national unity during the transitional period. Not surprisingly, Christians are […]

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71 CHRISTIANS KILLED IN NIGERIA IN NOVEMBER

December 9, 2013 Featured News

December 2013 At least 71 Christians were killed in November in Nigeria as a result of attacks on Christian villages by the nomadic Fulani people and the Boko Haram militants. According to ICC, on November 26, Fulani attacked four villages in the Plateau state – those of Ravuru, Tasu, Foron, and Gurabok. 37 people were killed, […]

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PRO-MORSI FORCES THREATEN CHRISTIANS AGAINST PROTESTING

July 4, 2013 Featured News

Raymond Ibrahim – 3/7/13 Hours before the June 30 protests against Egyptian president Muhammad Morsi and his party, the Muslim Brotherhood, began, the nation’s Christians were, once again, singled out for behaving like citizens who have the right to participate in the protests. In Minya, Upper Egypt, where millions of Christians live, letters addressed to the […]

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‘IRRESPECTIVE OF DIFFICULTIES, CHRISTIANS WILL STAY IN THE MIDDLE EAST’ SAID HIS HOLINESS ARAMI

May 24, 2013 Featured News

On Thursday 23 May 2013, the International Conference on “Christian Presence and Witness in the Middle East” opened in Beirut. The conference was organized by the World Council of Churches and the Middle East Council of Churches. Around two hundred persons from Europe, North America and Africa were invited. Rev. Masis Choboyan read the message […]

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