Civil War

Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral of the Mid-American Diocese Prayerfully Marks the Centennial of the Era of Godless Persecution

December 3, 2017 Featured
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The Official Website of the Synod of Bishops of the Russian Orthodox Church Outside of Russia – 3/12/17 The hundredth anniversary of the tragic events of the February and October Revolutions was marked by a series of events at Holy Virgin Protection Cathedral in Chicago, IL. Special commemoration was made during Ancestor’s Saturday on Cheesefare […]

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Wars: religious, or with the pretext of religion?

March 16, 2014 News

16/3/14 Almost all of the wars that bear the stamp of religion have political and financial underpinnings, according to speculators. «With the help of God on our side, we shall be victorious in Iraq!», George Bush proclaimed prior to the war… «Fight, as though God Himself has given the order!», Saddam Hussein had exhorted the Iraqis in […]

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Syria Civil War: Syrian Christians Could Suffer if Assad Falls

December 21, 2012 Featured News

James Street – 21/12/12 Now even the warmongering Right in America seems to be getting the picture.  In an article on the militant Media Research Center’s “CNSNews” outlet, even the pro-war faction of the Republican Right is finally understanding the plight of Christians in Syria. It has been well-known for some time that the rebel factions in […]

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Church Leaders Appeal for Talks to Prevent Syrian Civil War

February 23, 2012 News

By Benjamin Mann 23/2/2012 Damascus — Catholic leaders have called for negotiations to prevent a civil war in Syria, where the conflict between government supporters and opponents is being compared to last year’s fight for control of Libya. “Everybody is suffering in Syria because there is violence coming from every side,” Maronite Archbishop Paul N. […]

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State of Fear: Syria’s Christians Face the Specter of Civil War and Sectarian Violence

February 4, 2012 Featured News

By Kurt J. Werthmuller 3/2/2012 Will the endangered Christian communities of the Middle East survive? Editor’s Note: This is a part of a multi-part series on Christians in the Middle East. See Dr. Werthmuller’s comments on Egypt here and here, as well as his introduction to the series. On a hill above the ancient, well-worn […]

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Libya’s Civil War Shrinks Christian Communities

April 21, 2011 News

20/4/2011 The Christian community in Libya is getting smaller as many believers continue flee the violence. Giovanni Martinelli, the Roman Catholic bishop of Tripoli, said only about 5,000 of his 100,000 strong flock remain in the city. The city’s Greek Orthodox Church usually has about 1,000 people who attend services. Attendance is down to about […]

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“Civil War” Has Broken Out In the Church of Greece

March 16, 2011 Featured News

Maria Antoniadou 15/3/2011 Vema “Civil War” has broken out in the Church of Greece between the self-proclaimed traditional Orthodox hierarchs and those hierarchs engaged in dialogues with other Christian Churches. The battle has assumed such proportions that some believers signed a “Declaration and Confession of Walling-Off” which among other things warns Bishops that “to remain […]

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