THE PRIME MINISTER OF UKRAINE VISITED THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

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The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - May 2017 On Tuesday afternoon, 3rd/16th May 2017, the Prime Minister of Ukraine Mr. Volodymyr Groysman, visited the Patriarchate, escorted by approximately thirty of his associates, among whom the Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of Education, the Minister of Finance and the Ambassador of Ukraine in Israel Mr. Gennadii Nadolenko. His ...

A high-level Russian delegation visited an Orthodox church in Pyongyang

English translation by Katherine Ilachinski - May 2014 The Russian delegation headed by Deputy Prime Minister on Monday visited the temple of the Holy Trinity in the south of Pyongyang. PYONGYANG. Based in North Korea on a three-day visit, the Russian delegation headed by Deputy Prime Minister - Presidential Envoy to the Far Eastern Federal District Yuri ...

Russian Patriarch Kirill Visits Moldova, Breakaway Transdniester

10/9/13 The leader of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill, has visited Moldova and its breakaway region of Transdniester. He consecrated a nunnery in Transdniester's capital, Tiraspol, on September 9 after arriving the previous day from Moldova's capital, Chisinau, where he met with Moldovan officials. Kirill said he was conveying God's message, which "must sound very loudly now ...

Orthodox patriarch calls for reopening of Istanbul’s Halki Seminary

  ISTANBUL – Anadolu Agency  23/7/13 Fener Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew has repeated his call to the Turkish government for the reopening of the Heybeliada Halki Seminary, saying his flock is entering a "dangerous phase" due to a lack of proper religious officials. Bartholomew was speaking at an iftar event organized by the Istanbul Müfti office, with Müfti Rahmi Yaran present, where ...

Representatives of the Serbs from Kosovo and Metohia met with Serbian Patriarch Irinej

29/4/13 His Holiness Irinej, Serbian Patriarch, met with representatives of the Serbs from Kosovo and Metohija at the Serbian Patriarchate in Belgrade yesterday, on 25 April 2013. The delegation was composed by Deputy Director of the Office for Kosovo and Metohia Mr. Krstimir Pantic, head of the county of Kosovo-Mitrovica Mr. Radenko Nedeljkovic and presidents of ...

Kyrgyz authorities seek to restore order in religious educational institutions

Bishkek, March 5, Interfax - Kyrgyz Deputy Prime Minister Kamila Taliyeva announced on Tuesday that a bill regulating religious education and religious educational institutions had been drafted. "There are lots of poorly educated people among Islamic school teachers who spread religious bigotry and extremism in society," Taliyeva said. "It is necessary to set boundaries. People need to ...

Commemoration for victims of “Novi Sad Raid”

The 71st anniversary of the tragic event was marked at Quay of Raid victims in Novi Sad. On this place during the 1942 raid the soldiers of the Hungarian occupation army killed and threw under the ice of the Danube River several thousands citizens of Novi Sad from 21-23 January 1942. Serbian First Deputy Prime ...

Mokbel and Hazim to establish a higher Orthodox Council

BEIRUT | iloubnan.info 3/9/2011 A meeting was held Friday between Deputy Prime Minister Samir Mokbel and Patriarch Ignatius IV Hazim of Antioch and all the East for the Greek Orthodox at the Patriarchate in Balamand, whereby the two agreed to establish a higher council for the Orthodox community that cares for their issues at the national level, ...

Medvedev calls for control over monastery reconstruction Spending

04.03.2011 GORKI, March 4 (Itar-Tass) -- Russian President Dmitry Medvedev on Friday instructed the board of trustees of the Charity Fund for the Reconstruction of the Voskresensky New Jerusalem Monastery to exert strict control over the fund’s spending. “Thanks to the support from the state and the Church, all conditions have been created so that the fund ...

Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey visits the Phanar

01/03/11 On Monday, January 3, 2011, His All Holiness met at the Ecumenical Patriarchate with the Hon. Bülent Arınç, State Minister and Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey. Mr. Arınç is also the former House Speaker of the Turkish Parliament (2002-2007). The Deputy Prime Minister held private conversations with the Ecumenical Patriarch, attended a reception with leading ...