Eritrea

Paschal-Easter Greetings from OCP Chairman – 2018

March 31, 2018 Featured

The Executive Council – March-April 2018 – OCP News Service Dear All Christ is Risen, He is Truly Risen Indeed!!! Krisdos haryav i merelotz! Orhnyal e Haroutyunen Krisdosi! Khristós Anésti! Alithós Anésti! Paschal greetings from Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE family. ‘Let all Pious men and all lovers of God rejoice in the splendor of this feast; […]

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Occidental World Magazine Publish Article on Persecuted Christians of Eritrea

March 10, 2018 Featured

Occidental World Magazine – 10/3/18 High Concerns on the Situation of Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eritrea Global: The Occidental World Magazine of the Occidental Studies Institution has published an article on Christian persecution in Eritrea written by George Alexander (Junior Adviser on Geo-strategy of Region). If you ask people, “Where is Eritrea?” most would have […]

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Hundreds of Christians detained in Eritrea

August 22, 2017 Featured
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OCP News Service – 22/8/17 More than 200 Christians are detained in detention camps throughout the country, reports Catholicculture. High Concerns on the Situation of Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eritrea Recently a Christian woman was found dead in one of the prison camps. Eritrea is notorious for detaining Christians. Authorities continue to raid “illegal” worship […]

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Ecumenical Patriarch speaks about the refugee crisis at the Concordia Europe Summit – ‘The world expects the common witness of people of faith’

June 13, 2017 Featured
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Aurelian Iftimiu – Basilica News Agency – June 2017 His Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew participated in the Concordia Europe Summit which took place in Athens (Greece) on 6-7 June 2017. Concordia is a registered nonprofit organization that enables public-private partnerships to create a more prosperous and sustainable future. As equal parts convener, campaigner, and idea incubator, […]

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Paschal-Easter Greetings from OCP Chairman – 2017

April 10, 2017 Featured

The Executive Council – April 2017 – OCP News Service Dear All Christ is Risen, He is Truly Risen Indeed!!! Hristos a înviat! Adevărat a înviat! Kristos Tenestwal! Bergit Tenestwal! Paschal greetings from Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE family. I take this opportunity to congratulate and wish you all a blessed Pascha. May this season bring hope, […]

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Testimony of Fr. Athanasius Habtu Ghebre-Ab on Eritrea

September 15, 2016 Featured News

AWATE – 15/8/16 Also Read: The Current Situation of Patriarch Antonios of Eritrea Fr. Athanasius Habtu Ghebre-Ab, Ph.D. Director of External Relations, The Canonical Diaspora Diocese of the Eritrean Orthodox Church (North America, Europe and the Middle East) September 14, 2016 COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN AFFAIRS Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International […]

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Eritrean church leaders still in jail 12 years later

May 9, 2016 Featured News
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www.worldwatchmonitor.org – April- May 2016 Although the tiny East African nation of Eritrea has a population of just 6 million, Eritrea is one of the leading sources of refugees in Europe. There are many reasons for this, but chief among them is a lack of religious freedom. The Eritrean government outlawed worship outside of Islam and […]

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Excommunication Notice from the Union of Eritrean Orthodox Monasteries

November 1, 2014 Featured News
Canonical Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eretria (detained since 2007) and Non-canonical Government appointed Patriarch Diaskoros (administrator of the Church)

The Eritrean Orthodox Church – November 2014 Also Read: The Detained Patriarch, Persecuted Christians and a Dying Church FithiNews:  Yof­tahe Dimet­ros the PFDJ polit­i­cal appointee who has been running the Eritrean Ortho­dox Church as a mere department of the repressive regime over the past 10 years has been excom­mu­ni­cated –along with Habtom Rus­som– by the Union […]

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Metropolitan Abba Seraphim of Glastonbury speaks on Human Rights and Religious Persecution in Eritrea at the UNHRC

June 19, 2014 Featured News

The British Orthodox Church – 18/6/14 Also Read:Latest Snap and information on the detained Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eritrea The Detained Patriarch, Persecuted Christians and a Dying Church: On 16 & 17 June, Abba Seraphim attended the 26th Session of the United Nations Human Rights Council at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. This is […]

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Latest Snap and information on the detained Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eritrea 

May 16, 2014 Featured News
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OCP News Service – 16/5/14 OCP Exclusive Also read – The Detained Patriarch, Persecuted Christians and a Dying Church: Addis Ababa: The latest information and picture of detained Patriarch Abune Antonios of Eritrea has been received by OCP News Service. One of the Eritrean Orthodox faithful was recently able to visit Patriarch Abune Antonios in Asmara […]

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Eritrea continue to crackdown recognized Christian Bodies

May 10, 2014 Featured News
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OCP News Service – 10/5/14 Also Read – The Detained Patriarch, Persecuted Christians and a Dying Church: Addis Ababa: The Eritrean authorities who are famous for anti-Christian policies and persecution continue to suppress state recognized Christian bodies. The official recognized religious bodies in the country are the Eritrean Orthodox Tewahedo Church, Roman Catholic Church, Lutheran […]

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Eritreas Human Right Abuses Condemned

November 10, 2013 News

By Press Release Opendoors, Open Doors – November 2013 Last week we reported the death of Wehazit Berhane Debesai who succumbed to pneumonia in an Eritrean prison. Wehazit, an Eritrean Christian, was denied medical attention because she refused to renounce her Christian beliefs. In a separate event around the time of her death, approximately 70 […]

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Eritrea: 185 Christians Arrested At Prayer Meeting

November 2, 2013 Featured News

2/11/13 Release International fears more arrests could follow in new religious clampdown. Eritrean security forces have arrested 185 Christians following a raid on a prayer meeting to the north of the capital, Asmara. Most of those arrested are women. ‘Our Eritrean partners say church leaders fear this mass arrest could herald a new clampdown on […]

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Father Shenouda’s wise words about tragic death of Eritrean refugees

October 30, 2013 Featured News

October 2013 The tragedy which occurred off the island of Lampedusa, in which hundreds of Eritrea and Somalian refugees were killed in a shipwreck, took place on 3 October, while Abbas Seraphim was on pilgrimage in Turkey and without proper access to current news. This meant that he did not learn the full scale of […]

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Many of 250 Drowned Migrants Were African Christians Fleeing Persecution

October 15, 2013 News

Kate Tracy – 15/10/13 Of the more than 250 African migrants who drowned less than one mile from European soil last week, many were Christians fleeing religious persecution. So reports World Watch Monitor (WWM) on the Lampedusa shipwreck that has shocked Europe into another round of discussion over its refugee policy. The ship left Libya […]

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Eritrea Punishes High School Students for ‘Commitment to Christ’

August 12, 2013 Featured News

12/8/13 Eritrean authorities have arrested 39 high school students for their Christian faith, excluding them from a graduation ceremony and subjecting them to beatings and hard labor. According to Christian support organization Open Doors, the students, including 11 girls, have been arrested for their “Christian beliefs and for their commitment to Christ” after completing a […]

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Eritrea: Christians Continue to Face Persecution

June 13, 2013 Featured News

Joseph DeCaro, Worthy News Correspondent – 13/6/13 ASMARA, ERITREA (Worthy News)– Religious persecution in Eritrea is at its highest ever and getting even worse, according to World Watch Monitor, the news outlet of Open Doors, a Christian charity that ranked Eritrea 10th on its World Watch List. This year alone, 191 Christians have already been […]

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In Eritrea, ‘Persecution greater than ever and getting worse’

June 7, 2013 Featured News

June 2013 ALSO READ:The Detained Patriarch, Persecuted Christians and a Dying Church Religious persecution in Eritrea is at its “highest level ever and getting worse”, an Eritrean Christian leader, who cannot be named for security reasons, has told the Christian charity Open Doors International. Thirty-seven Christian students from the College of Arts and Social Sciences […]

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Eritrea: Ruthless Kidnapping Rings Reach From Desert Sands to U.S. Cities

April 2, 2013 News

Joel Millman – March 2013 Ruthless Kidnapping Rings Reach From Desert Sands to U.S. Cities CAMPBELL, Calif.—Ande Zerasion’s voice chokes up reliving the sound of his daughter pleading for help: “Baba, I am in Sinai. Please call me.” It was early October, recalls Mr. Zerasion, a 35-year-old refugee from the tiny African country of Eritrea […]

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Eritrea: military conscription is killing Church

December 17, 2012 Featured News

December 2012 Military conscription in Eritrea is leaving the Church understaffed – as seminarians and other Church workers are forced to join the army. A source in Eritrea – who requested anonymity, fearing reprisals for speaking out – has told Aid to the Church in Need that “compulsory military service is bleeding the Church in […]

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New media cracks Eritrea’s iron curtain

December 17, 2012 Featured News

Martin Plaut – 17/12/12 Isolated in exile, young Eritreans have developed new forms of resistance. Young Eritreans, who have fled abroad to escape their government’s stifling repression and years of compulsory military service, have turned to new media to attack the regime. Over the last year they have used chat-rooms, phone messaging and flash-mobs to get […]

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