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 ...

“Armenians reject the recent decision of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) on the denial of the Armenian Genocide,” states His Holiness Aram I

February 2014 On Friday 7 February 2014, His Holiness Aram I met with the Swiss Ambassador to Lebanon Her Excellency Ruth Flint. During the meeting, the Catholicos expressed his indignation at the decision of the ECHR on the Perinçek case of December 2013. His Holiness stated that this ruling not only questions the truth of the ...

European court upholds Romanian church’s right to approve, bust unions

Compiled by Matthew Brown, Deseret News 11/7/13 A European court ruled this week that a church's right to religious freedom trumps the freedom of association by priests who wanted to form a trade union. The European Court of Human Rights' Grand Chamber overturned a decision by a smaller panel of ECHR judges that said the Romanian court erred in not ...

Christians Take Discrimination to European Court in Britain

6/9/2012 Christians in Britain who lost separate employment tribunals relating to their religious beliefs take their legal fight to the European Court of Human Rights. The cases of four British citizens is likely to be a landmark case for future incidents. Four British Christians who claim they lost their jobs because of discrimination against their beliefs have ...