U.S. State Department’s Religious Freedom Report Refers the Lawsuit of the Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia Demanding the Return of the Catholicosate in Sis

ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org - 27/8/17 U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on August 15 presented the State Department's annual report on international religious freedom. Referring to the properties seized from the religious minorities by the Turkish government in previous decades, the report says that the country failed to return them to the owners. In particular, it pointed out that the ...

Approval for the Initiative of the 3 Million Romanians Concerning the Traditional Family

Iulian Dumitrascu - Romanian Orthodox Basilica News Agency - July 2016 Wednesday, 20 July 2016, the Constitutional Court of Romania approved the legislative proposal on the revision of the Constitution initiated by the Coalition for Family asking that the fundamental law should clearly mention the fact that family is based on the freely consented marriage between a ...

Constitutional Court of Kosovo confirmed property rights of Visoki Dečani Monastery – Communique of the Diocese

www.eparhija-prizren.com - May-June- July 2016 The Constitutional Court of Kosovo yesterday on 20 May finally after 16 years of litigation concluded the lawsuit and confirmed the land ownership of the Visoki Dečani Monastery over 24 hectares (59 acres) of the disputed land. In its decision published on the official site, the Constitutional Court rejected the last year ...

UKRAINIAN RELIGIOUS LEADERS STAND FOR INDEPENDENT AND JUST JUDICIAL SYSTEM

www.risu.org.ua - May 2016 The Ukrainian Council of Churches and religious organizations expressed readiness for dialogue and cooperation with the leaders and all the panel of judges of Ukraine for  justice in the state based on the rule of law. Religious leaders issued a joint appeal on establishment of justice in Ukraine at the meeting of the All-Ukraine ...

Kosovo: Albanian Protesters Claim Serb Monastery As “Their Heritage”

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B92, TANJUG - 20/12/15 BELGRADE – Hundreds of Albanians have protested against a court ruling to suspend the decision on the confiscation of land of the Visoki Decani monastery. The half-hour protest went without incidents on Thursday afternoon, and saw participants chant “UCK” (“Kosovo Liberation Army”; KLA), “Constitutional Court violates the Constitution,” “Hands off from the land,” “No ...

Demand of Catholicosate of Great House of Cilicia Voiced in Sis Catholicosate

August 2015 On August 22 a delegation representing the brotherhood of the Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia left for the Sis Catholicosate with the blessing of His Holiness Aram I. A requiem service was held in Sis for the blessed souls of deceased Catholicoi who lived and served at the Catholicosate of Sis from ...

The Return Of The See Of Cilicia In Sis Is The First Step Towards The Acquisition Of All Properties Belonging Our Church And People Stated Catholicos Aram I In Paris

June 2015 19 June 2015. On Friday His Holiness Aram I was the speaker at the conference dedicated to the Armenian Cause, organized by the Committee for the Defense of the Armenian Cause (CDCA). The conference was held at the Republic Hall of the French Parliament in Paris. Bruno Le Roux, Head of Socialist Group in Parliament ...

Turkey: Armenian Church Sues for Lost Property

May 2015 In a potentially groundbreaking lawsuit, a branch of the Armenian Apostolic Church is seeking the return of its ancient religious center in Kozan in southeast Turkey. The Catholicosate of Cilicia, which dates back to 1293, is, along with the Armenian town of Etchmiadzin, one of the two centers of the Armenian Apostolic Church, the world’s ...

Armenian Church Leader His Holiness Aram I Speaks on Suit to Reclaim Seized Property

May 2015 A lawsuit in Turkey filed by the Armenian Church to recover its ancient headquarters, seized a century ago during the Armenian genocide, is the “first legal step” of a goal to reclaim all Armenian property seized by the Turks, a worldwide leader of the church said Monday. The leader, Aram I, Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia, also ...

His Holiness Aram I explains the reasons for filing the lawsuit of the Catholicosate of Cilicia against the Constitutional Court of Turkey

May 2015 During a recent interview, His Holiness Aram I explained the reasons for the lawsuit filed on 28 April 2015 before the Turkish Constitutional Court demanding the return of the Centre of the Catholicosate in Sis (Kozan). He recounted how the Catholicosate of Cilicia, which had moved to Sis in 1295 in order to accompany the ...

The Catholicosate of Cilicia demands its Property in Sis from the Turkish Constitutional Court

April- May 2015 On Tuesday 28 April 2015, the attorney of the Catholicosate of Cilicia in Turkey submitted a brief to the Constitutional Court in Turkey, requesting the return of its Centre in Sis (Kozan). Convinced that recognition of the Genocide and compensation should go together, His Holiness Aram I, on the year of the 100th anniversary ...

Consultative Council Of The Religious Cults Of Romania Affirms The Importance Of The Religious Class For The Children’s And Youth’s Education

February-March 2015 Met in working session at the Patriarchal Residence on 28 February 2015 under the chairmanship of His Eminence Ioan Robu, Roman Catholic Archbishop and Metropolitan of Bucharest (according to the Statutes which stipulates chairmanship by turns), the Consultative Council of the Religious Cults of Romania took notice of the motivation of the decision of ...

Discussion at the Mother See on the Republic of Armenia Constitutional Amendments

June 2014 In the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, a discussion was held on the proposed Constitutional amendments of the Republic of Armenia. Present at the meeting were Diocesan Primates and Members of the Brotherhood of the Mother See. Mr. Gagik Harutyunyan, ...

Turkish Envoy Says His Biggest Success Was Overturning ‘Genocide Bill’

By Arzu Cakir Morin http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com - 14/2/14 Turkey's outgoing ambassador to France, Tahsin Burcuo?lu, has said his greatest success in his career was the decision of the French Constitutional Court to overturn a bill criminalizing the denial of genocide. In his "farewell interview" to daily Hürriyet in Paris, Burcuo?lu, a 41-year-old diplomat, spoke candidly about the bill that triggered a diplomatic ...

Remembering the Maspero massacre: one year on

Daily News Egypt 10/10/2012 A closer look at the massacre, and the unserved justice The families of the Maspero massacre victims commemorated their lost loved ones this week. On Wednesday 3 October, they were invited by the church to attend a liturgy held by acting patriarch of the Coptic Orthodox Church, Metropolitan Pachomious, at St. Mark’s Cathedral in ...

Constitutional Court on a Visit to the Romanian Patriarchate

The Press Office of the Romanian Patriarchate informs us: On 20 June 2012, His Beatitude Patriarch Daniel received the visit of the members of the Constitutional Court of Romania on the occasion of the anniversary of 20 years of existence and activity of this basic institution of the Romanian State, as well as of 100 years ...

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Robbers in the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade

5/11/2010 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch along with His Grace Bishop Irinej of Backa received today in the Patriarchate court in Belgrade prof. Dr. Gerhard Robbers, the member of the Constitutional Court of Germany and director of the Institute for European Constitutional Law. The reception was attended by prof. Dr. Bogoljub Sijakovic,minister of Faith of the ...

Egypt court halts Copt remarriage ruling for Now

7/7/2010 CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's Supreme Constitutional Court on Wednesday temporarily suspended a court order forcing the head of the Coptic Orthodox Church to allow Coptic divorcees to remarry. In May, the country's High Administrative Court upheld a ruling that said two divorced Coptic men could take new wives despite church rules that limit remarriage to certain ...