Assyrian Organization Opens Office in Brussels

AINA - 4/4/18 Brussels (AINA) -- The Assyrian Confederation of Europe (ACE) has announced the opening of its political office in Brussels, Belgium. The announcement comes just months after the official registration of ACE granted by Belgian authorities and two years after the formal establishment of the organisation during a ceremony in the European parliament. "We are extremely happy ...

On the occasion of the 14th anniversary of the Pogrom on Kosovo and Metohia

Church of Serbia - 18/3/18 On the 17th of March 2018 it is 14 years since from the Kosovo and Metohija, in destructive attacks by Albanian extremists, 4,012 Serbs were expelled, most of them have not still returned to their homes. In a wave of violence in Kosovo and Metohija 19 people were then killed, eight of them ...

Message from the Economic & Refugee Crisis Conference

Prof. Petros Vassiliadis - OCP News Service - 27/2/18 The conference on “The Economic and Refugee Crisis: Political, Religious and Spiritual Dimensions,” organized by SALLUX and CEMES and held in Thessaloniki 20-23 February 2018, to celebrate the second anniversary of the ecumenical initiative of H.A.H. the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, His H. Pope Francis and the Archbishop ...

European Assyrians Conclude Second Convention in Brussels

Attiya Gamri, the president of the Assyrian Confederation of Europe. (AINA)

AINA - 16/10/17 Brussels (AINA) -- The Assyrian Confederation of Europe, the main body representing half a million Assyrians living in the EU held its second convention last week. More than 120 delegates from nine different countries participated in the convention, held on 7-8 of October in Brussels. Among the speakers at the event was the vice ambassador ...

“We bear the responsibility of a watchman” – Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán´s Speech on Christian Persecution

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Manfred K. Böhm -OCP News Service - 14/10/17 Full Text of the Speech here: Rüsselsheim - Germany : At a meeting on the International Consultation on Christian Persecution at Budapest, Prime Minister Viktor Orban of Hungary delivered a speech in which he called on all Christians to preserve and protect the persecuted Christian communities. “We bear the ...

RUSSIAN SUPREME COURT UPHOLDS LIQUIDATION OF JEHOVAH’S WITNESSES, EU ISSUES REBUKE

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Pravoslavie.ru - July 2017 The Supreme Court of the Russian Federation upheld on Monday the decision to recognize the Jehovah’s Witnesses as an extremist organization, banning their operations and liquidating the organization within Russia, reports Interfax-Religion. The decision drew a rebuke from the European Union, contradicting the Russian court’s decision and insisting upon the Jehovah’s Witnesses right ...

Assyrian Organizations Condemn Turkey’s Seizure of Assyrian Properties

The Assyrian St. Gabriel Monastery in Mardin, Turkey, established in 397 A.D.

AINA - July 2017 (AINA) -- Assyrian organizations in the United States and Europe have issued statements condemning Turkey's seizure of 50 Assyrian religious properties. In the U.S., five organizations signed a joint statement condemning the seizures, saying "...we appeal to our government, the United Nations, the European Union and all international institutions and Human Rights ...

ABBOT OF DOCHARIOU MONASTERY: THEY ARE PROGRESSIVELY DESTROYING ORTHODOXY

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Pravoslavie.ru - 31/5/17 Archimandrite Gregory (Zumis), abbot of the Athonite Dionysiou Monastery, has commented on the anti-Christian attitude and situation in Greece and the European Union, where rulers seem to be doing all they can to eliminate the Church, reports AgionOros. “Our rulers can’t stand all the smells of incense and candles and are consciously struggling against ...

THE PRIME MINISTER OF ROMANIA VISITS THE JERUSALEM PATRIARCHATE

The Patriarchate of Jerusalem - May 2017 On Thursday afternoon, 21st April/4th May 2017, the Prime Minister of Romania Mr. Sorin Grindeanu visited the Church of the Resurrection, escorted by the Minister of Defence, the Minister of Finance, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Expatriates of Romania, under the former Ambassador of Romania in Israel ...

13th Anniversary of the Pogrom on Kosovo and Metohia

Church of Serbia - March 2017 BOOK The Christian Heritage of Kosovo and MetohijaThe Historical and Spiritual Heartland of the Serbian People NoKosovoUnesco On the 17th of March 2017. it is 13 years since from the Kosovo and Metohija, in destructive attacks by Albanian extremists, 4,012 Serbs were expelled, most of them have not still returned to their ...

Moderna and Orthodoxy

Church of Serbia - 9/12/16 The modern world functions as a single planetary market on which everything is sold and bought: from physical territories, possessions and objects, to virtual “electronic money” and stock market shares, to identity and sovereignty, memory, soul, even past and future! The principle of a market economy emerged as universally valid, possessing ...

PRIMATE OF GREEK ORTHODOX CHURCH: PLAN FOR DE-CHRISTIANIZING EUROPE BEING REALIZED IN BRUSSELS

Pravoslavie.ru - 11/1/16 Archbishop Ieronymos of Athens visited the small border island of St. Eustratius. Addressing the locals, the primate of the Greek Church said: “In Brussels they’re continuing to realize their plan of de-Christianizing Europe. We must stay vigilant,” reports Agionorus.ru. According to the archbishop, “history has shown that when we were united, no one could defeat ...

Assyrian Confederation of Europe Elects President

Ms Attiya Gamri, a former member of a Dutch provincial parliament, has been elected president of the Assyrian Confederation of Europe for a three term.

AINA - 13/10/16 Gothenburg, Sweden (AINA) -- Assyrians in Europe concluded the first Assyrian European Convention, held on October 8 and 9 in Gothenburg, Sweden. The convention saw the election of the first ever president for the Assyrian Confederation of Europe (ACE), an umbrella organization for Assyrian national federations in the different European countries. Ms Attiya Gamri ...

23RD I.A.O. GENERAL ASSEMBLY HELD IN THESSALONIKI – GREECE

23rd General Assembly of I.A.O. Thessaloniki, 4 – 8 July 2016 Central Subject: Fundamental Global Changes– Christian Orthodox Perspective RESOLUTION – CONCLUSIONS The 23rd General Assembly of the “Interparliamentary Assembly on Orthodoxy” (I.A.Ο) that convened in Thessaloniki from July 4 until July 8 on the central subject «Fundamental Global Changes – Christian Orthodox Perspective»: Addresses warmly and cordially every ...

‘Since I became a Christian I fear no one’: Refugee explains mass conversions from Islam

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www.rt.com - June 2016 More and more Muslim refugees have been converting to Christianity in Europe, according to reports from churches. One of the new converts told RT: “I have been spat on, told that I've betrayed Islam, but through what I've learned I can forgive them.” In Austria there have been at least 300 applications for adult ...

Resolution Sent in Protest of Silence Concerning Kidnapped Syrian Bishops

Orthodox Christian Network- Pemptousia Partnership in Pemptousia Partnership - May 2016 PETITION ON THE ABDUCTION OF THE TWO HIERARCHS OF ALEPPO SYRIA CALL TO ACTION:  Sign the Petition Today, Wednesday 18 May 2016, we have gathered here in Athens, from all over Greece, Syria, Lebanon, the rest of Europe and the Middle East, on the occasion of the third ...

Vladimir Putin Uses ‘Religious Diplomacy’ During His Visit to Greece

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www.sputniknews.com - 28/5/16 Russia and Greece have common values, including Orthodoxy, Russian President Vladimir Putin said ahead of his visit to Athens. Athens may help Moscow break Europe’s unity against Russia. By using "religious diplomacy" Moscow wants to break Europe’s unity against Russia because Greece has long opposed Western anti-Russian sanctions, an article in the French newspaper Le Figaro said. The Russian leader ...

BULGARIA CELEBRATES DAY OF BULGARIAN (CYRILLIC) ALPHABET AND CULTURE (DAY OF STS. CYRIL AND METHODIUS)

The celebratory procession for May 24, Day of the Bulgarian Alphabet and Culture, with members of the President

Archaeology in Bulgaria - May 2016 Bulgaria and Bulgarians around the world celebrated on May 24, 2016, the Day of St. Cyril and St. Methodius, i.e. the Day of the Bulgarian Alphabet (more widely known internationally as the Cyrillic) and Bulgarian Culture, one of the country’s official national holidays. The Bulgarian alphabet, or the Cyrillic, as it is ...

CROCEU Communiqué regarding the Holy and Great Council of the Orthodox Church

The Committee of the Representatives of the Orthodox Churches to the European Union - April 2016 As Representatives of our Orthodox Churches to the European Institutions we humbly wish to assure our brothers and sisters in Christ that we are firmly committed to work together with the European authorities to promote the values inspired by the Gospel and the ...

Statement by Bishop Angaelos following US declaration of Genocide for Christians, Yazidis, Shiite Muslims and other minorities in the Middle East

Coptic Orthodox Church UK - Media and Communications Office- 18/3/16 Statement by His Grace Bishop Angaelos, General Bishop of the Coptic Orthodox Church in the United Kingdom following the United States State Department declaration of Genocide for Christians, Yazidis, Shiite Muslims and other minorities in the Middle East We have received very welcomed but unexpected news today ...

12 YEARS SINCE WAVE OF ANTI-SERB VIOLENCE IN KOSOVO

B92 - 17/3/16 A wave of violence in Kosovo and Metohija resulted in the deaths of 19 people, eight of them Serbs, while 11 ethnic Albanians died as they clashed with international security forces. At least 170 Serbs and dozens of members of international forces, who clashed with local Albanians in a bid to protect Serbs and their ...